“Sobre las Olas: the Story of Flamenco in the US”
Director: Carolina Loyola-Garcia
USA, 2013, 100 min.
For over a hundred years, the art of flamenco has been crossing the ocean into distant places. Many have fallen in love with the deep song, the cry, the rhythm. This documentary brings us to the heart of flamenco in the U.S.and to the artists who keep it alive.
Since the early 20th century, the art of flamenco has traveled to far away places, including the United States. Many have fallen in love with the deep song, the cry, the rhythm. This beautiful documentary, a Pittsburgh premiere – made by Pittsburgh-based dancer, artist, actress and filmmaker, Carolina Loyola Garcia – explores the tradition of flamenco arts in America: its origins, protagonists, and its identity as a nomadic and hybrid art form. It gives voice to flamenco singers, guitarists, dancers, and scholars as they explore the tradition and uncover the struggles.