Here’s a link to my latest feature for the New York Times, a preview of the upcoming Flamenco Festival, with some background on Rocío Molina, Israel Galván, Eva Yerbabuena, Karime Amaya, Jesús Carmona and others.
Flamenco is in constant flux, a fact that is reflected by this year’s festival, which includes “the balleticized classicism of Carlos Rodríguez…the showy, jocular style of the veteran Antonio Canales…the irresistible virtuosity of Jesús Carmona” and the explosive force of Karime Amaya, as well as performances by Israel Galván, Eva Yerbabuena, and Rocío Molina.
Here is link the the festival website.
For the most bang for your buck, go to the gala. If you’re looking for something really on the edge, try Galván’s “La Curva.” And if you’re looking for an very intimate, personal, quirky show, try Rocío Molina’s “Afectos.”