We were particularly engaged by her interview with Victor Bravo, Dance Director of the Museum of Flamenco Dance in Seville, Spain.
Flamenco's roots come from the Andalucian region of Spain, where Gypsies, Jews and other non-Catholics fled during the Spanish Inquisition to live in hiding and in fear of death. As an outlet for their feelings and emotions, they created the music of lamentation and the dances of passion from which Flamenco is derived.
Meg quotes the esteemed Spanish writer, Lorca, in describing Flamenco:
because flamenco is something alive with its feet buried in the hot mud of the street
and its head in the cool fleece of the driven clouds.”
To read Meg's complete article and interview which is published in "View from the Pier", link on the following: Victor Bravo/Flamenco Artist