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In Spain, the pandemic is killing the nation’s most iconic artform — flamenco – ABC News

It’s a dance synonymous with Spain, but as the coronavirus pandemic drags on into another year, can flamenco survive?

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Sweat pours from the lead dancer’s long, flowing hair as his feet pound the wooden platform in the small cafe.
Next to him, a guitarist strums furiously with his bare fingers while another dancer claps and cries: “Asi se baila!” (That’s the way to dance!) .
The room seems to shake as the performance builds to its blood-tingling climax.
It’s a rare night of flamenco in one of Barcelona’s last functioning tablaos, the venues that once showcased Spain’s emblematic dance of love, loss and pain.
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