4 Famous… Flamenco dancers
Carmen Amaya Barcelona, spain, 1913-1963
Dubbed her generation’s greatest Spanish gypsy dancer, Amaya mastered fast footwork usually associated with male dancers.
Jose Greco montorio nei Frentani, italy, 1918-2000
Greco popularised flamenco in the US during the 1950s and 1960s.
Vicente Escudero valladolid, spain, 1892-1980
Escudero was criticised for his refusal to adhere to the rules but his style is said to be one of the most natural.
Matilda Gonzalez seville, spain, 1935-present
In 1975, Matilda Coral was awarded the golden key of flamenco dance, the Llave de oro de Baile – the only person to receive the accolade.