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Flamenco

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL LONDON 2018 – TRAILER

“The Spanish gypsy style of dance (characterized by stamping, clapping, etc.) or music (typically very emotional and mournful)”

Collins Dictionary 2010

Fire, passion, love, devotion, betrayal, loss, joy expressed by a noisy feast of impossibly fast heel beats, soulful guitar and heart-stopping vocals.

What’s not to love about flamenco?

Over 200-years-old, this fusion of native Arabic, Andalucian, Islamic, Sephardic and gypsy cultures from Southern Spain has taken the world by storm.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2018 AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

The dance was originally performed in and for small secret groups but during its Golden Age at the turn of the century its popularity exploded.

Now both London and New York have long-running flamenco festivals that span decades.

Is now taught in many non-Hispanic countries, especially the United States and Japan where there are more flamenco academies than Spain.

In 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Its quest for the authentic, pure expression of uniquely, intimately personal emotions which are universally shared make it enjoyable and addictive.

Spanish Extravaganza celebrates flamenco’s global allure, bringing together Spain’s finest dancers and musicians in an exhilarating festival.

Vive la PasiĆ³n!