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Amaya, Omayra (Interviewee)
Amaya, Carmen (Dancer)
Enciñias, Joaquín (Interviewee)
Aviles, Sabrina (Dancer)
Manzella, Maria Laura (Dancer)
Cortes, Pedro (Musician)
Ajami, Jocelyn M. (Producer)
Shavit, Iftach (Producer)
Amaya, Flamenco Sin Limites (Dance company) (Dancer)
Kultur International Films (Production company)
Amaya, Carmen (Choreographer)
Enciñias, Joaquín (Dancer)
Ajami, Jocelyn M. (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1998
Place: West Long Branch, N.J.
Publisher: Kultur
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-5371
Flamenco dancers
Flamenco music
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Statement of responsibility: written, directed and produced by Jocelyn M. Ajami ; co-produced and edited by Iftach Shavit ; featuring Omayra Amaya ; choreography by Omayra Amaya.
Content: Running time given as 50 min. on cassette label.
Creation/production credits: Original theme music, Jose Valle "Chuscales" in collaboration with Jaime Fatás Cabeza.
Performers: Interviewees: Omayra Amaya, Curro Amaya, Olga Amaya, Chika Mori, Barbara Chlopan, Kavoos Deilamian, Jose Fernandez.
Performers: Dancers: Omayra Amaya with Joaquín Encinias and Chika Mori (lead dancers), and Sabrina Aviles, Julia Chacón, Barbara Chlopan, Maria Laura Manzella, Eva Muñoz Panadero, Jessica M. Sollee, Adolfo Vega.
Performers: Singers: Jose Fernandez (lead), Fernando Garcia, Francisco Gonzales, Salvador Suero.
Performers: Musicians: Jose Valle "Chuscales" (guitar solos), Pedro Cortes, Jr. (guitar), Juan Pascal Gordon (guitar), Gonzalo Grau (cajon/keyboard), Celestino Suarez Puntas (guitar), Jose Roman Duque (drums/guitar), Sean Kupisz (bass/cajon), Kai Nerezo (guitar).
Performers: Also appearing on tape: Carmen Amaya, Vivian Q. Klein.
Language: In English ; some interviews in Spanish with English subtitles.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Exploration of flamenco dance and music, focusing on Omayra Amaya and her Boston-based dance company Amaya, Flamenco Sin Limites. Amaya and the other interviewees discuss the salient qualities of flamenco: its passion, expressiveness, contemporaneity and individuality. Amaya describes the influence of her great-aunt, Carmen Amaya, who is seen in film clips from Maria De La O (1936), Follow the boys (1944), and Los Tarantos (1965). Omayra Amaya is portrayed in her multiple roles as performer, choreographer, company director, and teacher. The many dance excerpts, recorded in class, rehearsal, and performance and at social events, demonstrate her stated intention of expanding flamenco's boundaries while maintaining a respect for tradition.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Spanish, Castilian
International Standard Book Number: 0769721427
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15338452
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 35f02990-71fa-0138-0c68-0d9cd36d7c95
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gypsy heart" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1998.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gypsy heart" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 28, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1998). Gypsy heart Retrieved from

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Gypsy heart