Escudero, Vicente

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Escudero, Vicente Gender: M
Vicente Uribe Escudero
born on 27 October 1888 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Valladolid, Spain, 41n39, 4w43
Timezone LMT m4w43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°24' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°32 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°24'

Portrait of Vicente Escudero 
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Vicente Escudero (Sculptural monument in his hometown)
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Spanish flamenco dancer closely associated with the avant-garde of his time, who brought modernist aesthetics to bear on his theory of dance.

Escudero was one of the few theorists of his time to comment on the choreography and presentation of the male flamenco dance and his 'Decalogue' or ten rules for the male dancer are still respected today. As well as being the leading flamenco dancer of his era, he was a talented painter in the style, and his studies of flamenco are frequently exhibited. His work was admired by the Spanish modernist painter Joan Miró. Escudero also appeared in the films Castille On Fire (1960) and With the East Wind (1966).

His first official performance was in 1920 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. He reached his maturity as a dancer between 1926 and 1936, during which time he toured extensively in Europe and the Americas. His most famous production was El amor brujo Escudero's style brought a new dignity and respect to the male flamenco dance, which had sometimes (though wrongly) been regarded as exaggerated and lacking in artistry.

Escudero's writing on the subject of flamenco dance and choreography was influential in forming the tastes of his own generation and the next, and he both worked with and influenced the legendary Antonio Gades. His style was based on a strong and expressive masculinity and clear and precise footwork and braceos (arm movements).

He died on 4 December 1980 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Antología del baile flamenco" by Manuel Ríos Vargas (Signatura Ediciones, 2002), p. 212: "Vicente Escudero: Uribe es su segundo apellido y nació en Valladolid, concretamente en el número 19 de la calle Tudela, sita en el barrio de San Juan el día 27 de octubre de 1888 justo a las 9 horas, hijo de Lorenzo y de Petra, ambos confeccionistas de zapatos a medida."

Translation: 'Uribe was his middle name and he was born in Valladolid, at number 19 Tudela street, located in the district of San Juan on 27 October 1888 right on 9 a.m., the son of Lorenzo and Petra, both tailors of customized shoes.'


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Flamenco)