Spanish bolero dancers. Spanish lady with castanets.

Spanish lady with castanets. Spanish bolero dance costume. Spain national costumes

Costume Espagnol, Bolero.

Spanish bolero dancers. Two Spanish women with castanets dance the bolero.

The bolero is a Spanish dance in moderate 3/4-time, often with changes of meter, which evolved from Contradanza and Sevillana. It was invented in 1780 by Sebastian Zerezo, a dancer at the Spanish court in Cadiz.
It is danced by two people with castanets and accompanied by a zither or more instruments.  Boleros accompanied with singing and guitar are called Seguidillas boleros.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Jacques-Jean-Marie-Achille Devéria. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

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