- Vancouver Photographer - Craig Minielly
I’ve always loved the art of Flamenco. From the first slash of the guitar to the syncopated clapping and emphatic stomp from the heel-toe, it seems to have such an intensity of passion above all other forms of expression. The anguish projected from the Singer’s tale, combines with hand & finger motions that seem to have a language all of their own. Together they weave a timelessly rich tapestry of emotion that is as much an assault as it is a caress to the senses.
While travelling throughout Spain, I’ve enjoyed the art of Flamenco as a performance and within private moments. From lonely street corners to crowded bodegas, in restaurants and ticketed concerts, it’s never lost its impact or failed to stir up emotions that are soulful and primal all at the same time… Last night, the cultures of Spain were to be found just a few steps from my door, as Centro Flamenco Rosario, brought their talents to the underground stage of Guilt & Co in Gastown, Vancouver.