¡Olé! Flamenco

By Kirkus Reviews

The latest photo essay from the prolific and award-winning Ancona (Capoeira, 2007, etc.) introduces the exciting and international world of flamenco performance. He highlights a dance troupe from Santa Fe, N.M., called Flamenco’s Next Generation, where children learn the steps in preparation for live performances. . . . The color photography, while occasionally posed, nicely displays the intricate hand movements, footwork, instruments and costumes of this art form, which evolved from emotionally charged song to highly expressive dance accompanied by percussion and guitar. The author weaves in many Spanish terms, helping to make this a good addition to titles celebrating Hispanic culture in the Southwest.