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Blood Wedding

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Federico Garcia Lorca's revenge play Blood Wedding was adapted into a flamenco-ballet by Alfredo Manas. This piece, in turn, was committed to film by director Carlos Saura. Rather than adopt the usual soft-focus, "in performance" approach to his material, Saura aims his camera at a dress rehearsal, where the actors perform upon a bare stage. Choreographer and principal dancer Antonio Gades is interviewed backstage, as are several of his troupe members. Many consider Blood Wedding to be among the best...more

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