Apr 20, 2012
Traditional flamenco always looks like flamenco. Putting themes to the dance is generally a square-peg-round-hole exercise.
The better way to judge a traditional flamenco concert is by the skill of the artists and the impact of the total presentation â€“ which makes Esmeralda Enriqueâ€™s 30th anniversary show a hands-down winner.
True, there is the attempt at a theme here: The show is called Aguas/Waters, and each piece has a water focus. But in the end, only two works evoke this concept. The rest look like, well, flamenco dance.