Taller de flamenco (2013)
1h 9min · Documentary, Music, Musical · 11 April 2013
Seville (Spain), San Luis neighborhood. Between February through May 2009, the last months prior to the closure of a self-managed squatter social center in an abandoned hat factory, a camera tries to film a weekly flamenco singing workshop. That process becomes a frustrated search, a series of tests with every variation of flamenco singing that is taught and learned: farrucas, soleares, seguiriyas, tarantos, bulerías, granaínas, alegrías and tientos-tangos. The result is a film as incomplete and truncated as the workshop and the physical space it depicts -both of them are projects still in construction, unfinished, and frustrated. It's also a film that tries to keep the same connection with flamenco the characters have, showing it without stylization and shredding its solemnity, thus suggesting a vindication of its current validity and an extension of its possible ranges.
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