Dance: Flamenco, Simple and Smashing

The creators of TANGO ARGENTINO give Broadway another hit

The drum is a percussion instrument of surprising subtlety. But so is the heel, not to mention the toe and the palm of the hand. All are on display at ; Broadway's Mark Hellinger Theater, where Flamenco Puro opened last week and -- like its sister show, last year's Tango Argentino -- astonished as much as it entertained.

Flamenco, which includes the singing and guitar music as well as the dance of Andalusian Gypsies, has a language all its own, so simple that it seems to bypass the brain and speak directly to the heart. In the words of the playwright...

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