Louis Takes On The Joy That Is ‘Flamenco Flamenco’
Flamenco, Flamenco is Writer/Director Carlos Saura‘s tribute to Flamenco dancing. Wonderful, if sparse, shots of dancing and the intricacies of the style are showcased through 21 performances. While it features well-established artists and their style, it also showcases newer dancers, musicians and singers and the latest innovations.
Shot by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, this sequel of sorts to Saura’s 1995 film Flamenco pays homage to the deep traditions of flamenco while keeping the material fresh and vibrant. Picking the most talented of dancers, including, Sara Baras, Farruquito and Rocío Molina, the film is a tour de force of style and innovation. Moving beyond just simply dancing, the film allows each performer to have a brief, but complete spotlight with which to perform alone, or with fast fingered guitar accompaniment, singing, clapping, and a combination of all to transcend the dance to something much more artistic and vibrant.
As much a tribute to the dancers as it is to the entire performance of musicians and dancers who work in concert to create this genre. A truly magnificent set of performances that will be enjoyed by those already well versed in Flamenco, or those seeking a well made film about dancing.