Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

"Of course there are differences between the non-gypsy and gypsy dance. The gypsy is not as well prepared as the non-gypsy, has less schooling, which causes the dance to develop in the moment, more from intuition. It is more "salvaje" (wild, primitive, savage) and more influenced by temperament than by studied postures. That is not to say that one is better than the other, just that they are different. However, the dance that dominates today is non-gypsy, that of much preparation and study. If we gypsies, who are a privileged race, worried as much as they do, it would be horrible. We would lose that wildness that appeals so much to the true aficionado."

Curro Fernandez/Cantaor 


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