Flamenco at 5:15

Flamenco at 5:15

                                Flamenco at 5:15
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This Oscar®-winning short film is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain, Susana and Antonio Robledo. The film shows the beautiful young North American dancers—inspired by the flamenco rhythms and mesmerized by Susana's extraordinary energy—joyously merging with an ancient gypsy culture.

I just LOVE Susana, the female instructor. Such energy when she teaches. I feel like a gypsy just watching her. Even Antonio, the male teacher, has caught my attention and I started to clap to the flamenco beat. Not so easy! Yet it's mesmerizing once you get into it. What Susana and Antonio do is magical. These types of teachers go beyond just teaching dance moves - they passionately teach you about life and a bit of what it has to offer. Why shouldn't learning be fun?

Tré Armstrong
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Flamenco at 5:15, Cynthia Scott, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Cynthia Scott
  • producer
    Cynthia Scott
    Adam Symansky
  • executive producer
    Adam Symansky
    Kathleen Shannon
  • photography
    Paul Cowan
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Paul Demers
    Cynthia Scott
  • sound editing
    Julian Olson
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • choreography
    Susana Robledo
  • music
    Antonio Robledo

  • danse4everDANSE

    Quelle magnifique tableau pour découvrir le Flamenco en plein coeur jusqu'au bout des pieds...!!!

    danse4everDANSE, 15 Mar 2012
  • Dancechamp

    I I have loved this film since I first saw it as a teenager studying Ballet and Classical Spanish Dance and Flamenco. Today I am a grandmother, I have been teaching for 35 years. I love it still!

    Dancechamp, 7 Apr 2011