Today we have two different takes on a sound so distinctive and valuable that it’s listed by UNESCO as an item of intangible cultural heritage – Spanish flamenco. We took in both ends of the flamenco scale – the polished, flamboyant displays put on for tourists at the Museo del Baile Flamenco, and the performances at La Carboneria, a backroom bar tucked away in an alley in the city.
“I figured the character in my piece might be making the journey to find solace at a place of worship other than those on Utopia. That perhaps these Utopian colonies have evolved their religious practice through isolation. Or maybe the character is an atheist, fleeing persecution on Utopia, who decides upon one last attempt to absolve his sins before his escape?”