Flamenco at the Fiesta

Mayte Beltran

Mayte Beltran

The annual summer weekend fiesta in Las Negras kicked off last night with an excellent flamenco show. The acclaimed dancer, Mayte Beltran, performed on a specially erected stage in the village car park.

Supporting group

Supporting group

She was supported by a guitarist and two female vocalists.

Duende

Duende

The dancing expressed beautifully the ‘duende’ of flamenco and the guitar playing and singing were also excellent.

Mayte and her friends

Mayte and her friends

Mayte performed routines in three different flamenco outfits.

The dance with the shawl

The dance with the shawl

Great movement

Great movement

The most spectacular routine was her final dance with a shawl.

Zarrita

Zarrita

Earlier in the evening a more popular brand of flamenco was played by the group Zarrita on the terrace of the bar Nomad.

On the terrace of Nomad

On the terrace of Nomad

This was very much appreciated by the clients of the bar. You may note that one of the guitarists later provided the backing music for Mayte.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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