Originally of Moroccan origin, the boléro was introduced to Spain by Sebastian Zerezo in c.1780, and it was quickly adopted as the Spanish national dance. The boléro, like the fandango, is in 2/4 or 3/4 time. Maruice Ravel's one-act ballet crescendo Boléro (1928) is certainly the most famous example of the dance, in part because it was used in the film 10, in which Dudley Moore falls in lust with Bo Derek, but also because it was interpreted by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean when they won the gold in the 1984 Winter Olympics ice dance. The pair score 3 x 6.0 and 6 x 5.9 for technical skill, and 9 x 6.0 for artistic impression.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)