THE LOVELY AND MYSTERIOUS MANTON DE MANILA: WHY YOU MUST SEE HER EXHIBITED

THE LOVELY AND MYSTERIOUS MANTON DE MANILA: WHY YOU MUST SEE HER EXHIBITED »

13 May, 2024
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Originating from the Far East, the Manton de Manila was for three centuries an exquisite "passenger"on board the Galleon de Manila, wowing fans wherever it disembarked, in New Spain and in "old" Spain. Long after the GalleonTrade was discontinued, the Manton still keeps on stealing the hearts of Spanish fashionistas as well as aficionados of fine fashion around the world for its elegance and femininity, and of course for the long and intriguing history behind the shawl.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970 »

21 Aug, 2023
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La Chunga went through a period when the purity of her dance was seriously threatened by the criticisms of those who wanted her to be more “sophisticated”. Came the dance lessons, arrangements, costumes and make-up came. Each one marked the threat of a gradual transformation into a good but no longer “different” bailaora. . . Chunga has recently “re-appeared” at the newly inaugurated Café de Chinitas. For many who have seen her dancing there in the past two weeks, La Chunga seems to be bringing back to life the legend that once made her the hope of flamenco purists.