Over the Waves: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S.

(Sobre las olas)
Carolina Loyola-García | Documentary, Musical

2013 | 100 minutes | United States

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. Over the Waves explores the tradition of flamenco art in the US: its origins, protagonists, and its identity as a nomadic and hybrid art form.

Synopsis

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. Over the Waves explores the tradition of flamenco art in the US: its origins, protagonists, and its identity as a nomadic and hybrid art form. Focusing on the most important flamenco artists living in the United States, the documentary offers a unique look at their creative process.This documentary brings us straight into the heart of flamenco in the U.S. and to the artists who keep it alive.

Reviews

"Captures the beauty and mystery of the music and dancing as if you are right there, along with the fascinating story of José Greco, the grandfather of Flamenco in the U.S." — Joan Wagman, Contemporary dance choreographer, dancer, and professor

"Sobre las Olas is a beautiful love letter to the under-represented art of Flamenco dancing in the United States. The film paints an aesthetically rich portrait of its subject." — Joey Nolfi, writer and critic

"This was a marvelous turnout for a remarkable film. I recommend this movie to everyone for the beautiful music, dancing, costumes, fascinating stories...this is must-see cinema." — David Bennett, Musician and librarian

"Amazing powerful documentary." — Bea Luna, PhD; Neuroscientist, University of Pittsburgh

"The film is beautiful, joyful, and informative... Great music, great dance, great skills. A film MUST SEE for everyone." — Jon Beckley, Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University

"A must for all dancers and those who love dance." —Jennifer Jemeena, Belly dancer and choreographer

"The artistry demonstrated in the film is brilliant. The film is a great tribute to the artists and the tradition." — Andrew Weintraub, Professor and Chair of Music University of Pittsburgh

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Main credits

Garcia, Carolina Loyola (film director)
Garcia, Carolina Loyola (film producer)
Nogales, Rocio (film producer)
Peiffer, Erica (film producer)
Smith, Janet (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Mark Knobil.


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Keywords
flamenco, rhythm, artists, creative, Jose Greco, Carmela Greco, Dame Libby Komaiko, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Edwin Aparicio, Ricardo Marlow, Jesus Montoya, Barbara Martinez, Rebeca Tomas, Elba Hevia y Vaca, Marija Temo, Manolo Leiva, Maria Benitez, Joaquin Encinias, tradition, spanish, spanish language, latin america, latin american cinema, latin american film, ibero america, latin, latinx, latino, latina,,dance, performing arts, dramatics, music, musical theatre, musical theater, entertainment, performance, performer, performers, dancer, dancers, dancing, musical, pageantry, scenes, live performance, recorded performance, choreography, movement, choreographer,music, tune, melody, hymn, harmony, popular music, rock music, latin music, latinx music, latino music, spanish music, modern music, folk music, soul music, ibero-american music, latin american music, celtic music, flamenco, spanish classical music, classical spanish music, musicals, film musicals, movie musicals, musical films, spanish pop, latin pop, latin pop music, spanish pop music,north america, america, us, usa, united states, united states of america, us mexico and canada, map of north america, north american countries, states of north america, provinces of north america, countries of north america, continental america,migration studies, migrant studies, immigration studies, refugee studies, diaspora studies, resettlement studies, settlement studies, migration, migrant, immigration, refugee, diaspora, resettlement, settlement, refugees, international migration, continental migration, resettling, settlers, settler, migrant, migrant studies, first generation immigrant, first generation immigration, new americans, new spaniards,culture, identity, identity politics, culture wars, left wing, right wing, intersectionality, identity groups, civilization, literacy, humanism, cancel culture, online culture, cultural revolution, cultural diffusion, culture shock, popular culture, pop culture, material culture, cultural capital, cultural assimilation ,iberian studies, iberian peninsula, mediterranean, andorra, spain, portugal, andorra studies, spanish studies, portuguese studies,latinx, latin american, latino, latina, latin american people, hispanic, hispanic people, hispanic people, chicano, chicana, latine, latinx heritage, afro-latinx; "Over the Waves: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S."; Pragda Films
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Festivals

Three Rivers Film Festival
Boston Latino International Film Festival
Ensemble Español Flamenco Festival
Fuego Flamenco Festival
Chicago Latino Film Festival
New York Havana Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Carolina Loyola-García

NATIONALITY: United States

YEAR: 2013

GENRE: Documentary, Musical

LANGUAGE: Spanish; English

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults

SUBTITLE/CC: AVAILABLE

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: NOT AVAILABLE

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