Dance: Back to the Singing Caf

Along with the bullfights and the Prado, Spain's fabled flamenco dancing is something every tourist wants to see. What U.S. visitors seldom realize is that the "authentic" dances staged in the vast majority of Spain's "singing cafés" or tablaos 'these days are more flimflam than flamenco. To meet the demand, moaned a flamenco impresario in Madrid last week, "anybody who can wiggle his feet or snap his fingers has set up a tablao—and is cleaning up. The result is the complete breakdown of authentic flamenco. They're all dancing the way they think...

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