El Espíritu Flamenco by Oliver Weber

There are a wide number of adjectives to describe the Art of Flamenco: vibrant, agile, spontaneous, exciting, intense, dramatic. The frenetic rhythm and the vibrations of the dance steps
The frenetic rhythm and the vibrations of the dance steps, …

There are a wide number of adjectives to describe the Art of Flamenco: vibrant, agile, spontaneous, exciting, intense, dramatic.

The frenetic rhythm and the vibrations of the dance steps, the passion reflected in the faces of the dancers and singers. The heartbreaking music that feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. I could describe it in a thousand different ways, the expressions of those who dance it. Expressions of passion, joy and pain. Flamenco is an art that someone is born with. These artists live and breathe flamenco. It is constantly in their lives. Flamenco is a genre that has its own personality, there are many people who admire this way of seeing the world and to fall in love through singing, dancing and music, including clothing, to any spectator. Many artists stand out in this way of life and art. Many are born with this gift.

With my photo-documentation “El Espíritu Flamenco” I want to make a very special mention to the flamenco soul of Ana González, a great representative of this genre. Both as an artist and as a teacher.It was truly an honor to photograph Ana backstage her show at La Peña Flamenca “La Perla de Cádiz” in Cádiz. Probably one of the best places to see an authentic flamenco show. [Official Website]

Let’s go deep inside with one of the last photographs of the story: Ana after her perfomance.

Ana has just arrived at La Peña Flamenca “La Perla de Cádiz” in Cádiz. and enters her barren locker room.

First preparations for the flamenco show

Make up.

During dressing, Ana is helped by a colleague.

In an adjoining room, the artists start an improvised session with the well-known guitarist El Niño de la Leo.

The first performance is dedicated to the latest flamenco class by Ana González.

One last time the dance steps in a small hall of mirrors are practiced next to the stage.

Excited mood just before the performance of the young tango dancers.

The outfit is completed.

The hair is styled again.

And the make-up is perfected.

El Espíritu Flamenco is swinging around the backstage.

The show of Anas class begins …

… and is gorgeous!

The young tango dancers are capturing the audience.

Even Aristotles Onassis was also thrilled times ago.

Finally! Ana González just before her performance begins.

She is living the spirit of Flamenco.

Vibrant, agile, spontaneous, exciting, intense, dramatic.

The frenetic rhythm and the vibrations of the dance steps, …

…the passion is reflected in Anas face.

After the show. Ana said to me: “Oliver, esa foto muestra el Flamenco en estado puro“.

The end of the show.

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