la voz flamenca
In this interview, flamenco powerhouse Sara Baras shares her many thoughts on the art form, ranging from the thirst for experiencing flamenco live to the career longevity it allows. Baras, a rather traditional bailaora herself, even takes on the topic of traditionalism: “Flamenco is changing like life. It is changing in a positive way. The artist has the freedom to show off what they want to do.”
In this article, a team of physical therapists explore how dancers can best care for their instrument: their body. Their recommendations consider both nurturing the current wellbeing of dancers and building their bodies’ resilience and longevity. Highlights include the importance of structuring rest into their dance practice, seeking medical support preventatively, carving out time to cross-train, and more.
Farruquito, grandson of the great Farruco, is now considered one of the most important flamenco dancers of this generation. Here he is at his very beginnings, with an entire solo at the age of 6 in his family’s performance at the V Bienal de Sevilla in 1988! Given the Farruco family is a flamenco dynasty, it was a star-studded show––Farruca (his mother), Esperanza Fernández, Antonio Canales, and more shared the stage.