Carmen Amaya, the captain

This biography tells the story of this great gypsy flamenco dancer. Born in a hut in the Somorrastro, a neighborhood in Barcelona, she reached the top, becoming the most universal artist ever.

 

Carmen Amaya performed several times for the President Roosevelt in the White House. Orson Welles said she was the most genuine of the artists. She brought the house down in the most exclusive and famous theatres around the world and without being an actress, she performed dancing in 15 movies, three of them Oscar nominees. Her biggest success was “Los Tarantos”. Despite this, she is quite unknown today for the general public. The documentary tries to uncover this character in the 50th anniversary of her death.

Versions

Spanish

Genre

Performing Arts, Flamenco

Lenght

1 x 52

Type

One Off

Format

HD

Production

TVE