Flamenco: Cante, Toque, Baile, a Way of Life

A Cuatro Voces

Eva Yerbabuena Ballet Flamenco
2004/2006, (As consultant)
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Translation of lyrics from A Cuatro Voces (Four Voices) an award-winning ensemble piece by Eva Yerbabuena Ballet Flamenco. The voices are those of four Spanish poets: Miguel Hernández, Vicente Aleixandre, Federico García Lorca and Blas de Otero.  The lyrics, evoking the spirit of their work, are by Horacio Garcia.

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Flamenco Live 1. Bath Festivals

Bath International Music Festival
Bath, 1998-2000, (As consultant)
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Programming, fundraising and coordination for concerts, talks and school workshops in collaboration with Centro Amor de Dios de Arte Flamenco y Danza Española.  Artists included Juana Amaya & Cía, Elena Andujar, Ara Malikian, José Luis Montón, Piraña and Ana Salazar.

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Flamenco Live 2/3. Barbican/Serious

Serious International Music Producers
The Barbican, London, 2000-2001, (As consultant)
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Programme and production consultancy.  Closing performance, 'The Thousand Year Journey: a Festival of Gypsy Music and Culture', a landmark festival. Also New Generation Flamenco, a weekend event of free and paying performances and talks. The programme notes were later picked up by Vinyl Fuzz

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Flamenco Women

Red Mullet/Mike Figgis for VPRO/BBC2
Madrid, 1997, (As consultant)
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Consultancy, helping innovative director, Mike Figgis, put together a film on flamenco women in rehearsal. "Figgis lets the rhythms and the women's faces speak for themselves, and the result is mesmerising." The Guardian, 1997. Producer: Amanda Blue.

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Hotel

Red Mullet/Mike Figgis
Venice, 2001
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Consultancy and interpreting. In his experimental film Hotel, Mike Figgis shot a brief but stunning flamenco quadrant sequence with Eva Yerbabuena and Paco Jarana.

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Los Gitanos: Media Access, Expression and Integration

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (lecture)
Berlin, 2012
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This short presentation looked at the social integration of Spain's Gitano community, the role flamenco and literacy have played in modern times, and the particular relevance of flamenco to social integration. The full lecture can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nulxCSGhtJ8

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