FLAMENCO WORKSHOP

TALLER DE FLAMENCO

By Alfonso CAMACHO

ALFONSO CAMACHO (INDEPENDENT) - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

Seville (Spain), 2009. Between February through May, the last months prior to the closure of a self-managed quatters' social center in an abandoned hat factory, a camera tries to film a weekly flamenco singing workshop.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 69 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alfonso CAMACHO
    • Writer(s)
    • Alfonso CAMACHO, Cristina Ultreia SILVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Alfonso CAMACHO
    • Synopsis
    • Seville (Spain), 2009. Between February through May, the last months prior to the closure of a self-managed quatters' 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: it makes an unstylish portrait, shredding its solemnity, thus suggesting a vindication of its current validity and an extension of its possible ranges.
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