Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

We now live in a global consumer society which is becoming more competitive all the time and has nothing to do with the deeply-rooted art of flamenco. For this reason society promotes and creates dancers straight out of the laboratory who persist in a continuously banging percussion where the melody and spirit of each dance is canceled out by the mechanical effect of cuts and closings accompanied by karate shrieks after each desplante. But that's not all. They go on with their fake exits and allusive fade-outs, spurred on by a spurious percussive 'cajón' whose overbearing loudness and strength renders any sort of subtlety useless, and all for the sake of applause.

Mario Maya/Bailaor


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