Flamenco Queer

España

Categoría: Documental/Documentary

Temática: Queer, flamenco

Duración: 23'

Sinopsis por Julia Amigo

El corto documental Flamenco Queer retrata a la compañía de baile Manuel Liñán, responsable del espectáculo Viva!! Después de tres décadas escondiendo sus impulsos femeninos, el bailaor Manuel Liñán se decide a perseguir su amor por el flamenco sin renunciar a su deseo de actuar vestido con el traje de baile tradicionalmente femenino. Junto con el resto de hombres de su compañía desarrolla así un espectáculo que aúna tradición, innovación y travestismo.

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Ana González,
Frederick Bernas

La ciudad de Granada a vista de pájaro, el Sacromonte y sus cuevas, las montañas amarillas y verdes. Zapatos para bailar, vestidos para soñar, pelucas para encarnar. Manuel es la viva estampa de la cultura en movimiento. Ninguna tradición es estática, ningún cánon es irrompible. El flamenco también sabe de alteridad, de posibilidades y de identidades coloridas como los claveles y las peinetas.

The short documentary Flamenco Queer portrays the Manuel Liñán dance company, responsible for the show Viva!! After three decades hiding his feminine impulses, the flamenco dancer Manuel Liñán decides to pursue his love for flamenco without giving up his desire to perform dressed in the traditionally feminine dance costume. Together with the rest of the men in his company, he thus develops a show that combines tradition, innovation and cross-dressing.

 

The city of Granada from a bird's eye view, the Sacromonte and its caves, the yellow and green mountains. Shoes to dance, dresses to dream, wigs to embody. Manuel is the living stamp of culture in motion. No tradition is static, no canon is unbreakable. Flamenco also knows otherness, possibilities and colorful identities such as carnations and combs.

ANA GONZÁLEZ is an award-winning documentary filmmaker interested in social issues. She has collaborated with media outlets such as the BBC, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, Atlas Obscura, National Geographic, France Ô, Mediaset, and others — working in countries including Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. During 2015-16, González was a correspondent for Spanish press agency Efe/EPA in Paris and Bangkok. She helped the company set up its multimedia headquarters for Asia while reporting in text, photo, and video. In 2020, she founded Eye Rise Films, an audiovisual production house that tells stories that challenge the way we perceive the world

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FREDERICK BERNAS has directed and produced films for the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, NBC and others – with a focus on illuminating social or political issues through a cultural lens. Five years of working across Latin America took him to prisons in Mexico, a Japanese colony in Bolivia, the vast favelas of Rio de Janeiro and remote Andean communities; he even joined an expedition to Antarctica in 2017. Frederick holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and is currently developing hybrid audiovisual projects which explore the concept of narrative fusion between film and music.