Sixty year old flamenco dancer with energy of a savage, but self-conscious young girl. She teaches dance in Jerez de la Frontera. Together with musicians plays, sings and dances for public under the eye of a mysterious master. Performances conclude after midnight. At about 1 a.m. the club gets closed, but flamenco artists keep exercising and playing only for themselves.
The performers, after each consecutive composition, approach the master, full of focus and sitting at the back of the hall. The master administers advice in a low voice, points out errors, corrects. They finish before dawn to retire to short sleep and with dawn proceed to plain, everyday work. They sleep off night performances during mid-day siesta, but not Tibula.
About Armand Urbaniak
Born 2 September 1970, Zgorzelec. Graduated in Film and Television Studies from the University of Silesia in Katowice, where he studied (1989-1994) under Krzysztof Ptak – Working with Moving Images – and Bogdan Dziworski – Photography. Currently living and working in Warsaw (since 1992). Day-to-day work includes photography, short and longer-length film forms, also TV-production lighting design and direction. [Official Website]