Federal’s interest continued:
‘For a moment, we were all Flamencos–all differences forgotten, prejudices.’ –D.E. Pohren
L’Opposistion is derived from a full-length play, La Controversaria del Arte, contributing intrinsically to Flamencos’ historical and current way of gypsy life through dance and song (i.e., juerga, poetic verse, cante/cantes). With their own populace, however, Flamencos were scorned and rejected. Inriguing is the cante, Baile, and Toque–the geneaology of Cante.
Cantes derived from religious songs and chants of varied origin and folklore. The “juerga” (private juergas),for example, according to D.E. Pohren, is a gypsy-woman and her child enjoying their own juerga while her child snaps his/her fingers. The juerga can be seen as a developing fiesta. Juerga grew Tubernas into nightlife and taverns including not just the gypsies but factory workers–thus the juerga expanded community that of bankers and lawyers who infultrated gypsys-night life forms and palos, each having a unique complimentary combination of rhythm, human poise, and lyrics. Yet with the “toque de palmas,” clapping of the hands, Flamenco dancing was just this –no music included.
The screenplay works with historics and contemporary complimentary forms of Flamenco where Michael Hauser is interested as music coordinator of the film; and Gloria Estefan is interested as choreographer. Configured in the screenplay is the Spanish government, the the historics of the Cuban Revolution and Spanish American War–and the fact Congress stepped into release Cuba from Spain without annexing is also inspirationally contributive to Gloria Estefan’s receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom with a heritage of Cuban-Spanish origin, and her interest as a choreographer for the film. Inclusive is historic and symbolic clothing, architected,too, by the Flamenco body/dance/gesture movements that help accentuate themes and subtext of Flamenco dance and what the story is about, which is breaking out of a war-influenced social and economic level into art-recovery. War-art is dealt by families and people as precedence is historic. Political unrest vs. “rarebreed” (Flamenco dancers) danced in danger of extinction. A helpful book about the history of Flamenco is D.E. Pohrens The Art of Flamenco from the society of Spanish Studies Pinca Espartero, Moran Frontera (Sevilla) Spain.
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