26 May 2013

Antonio Gades (1936-2004)

was one of the greatest dancers I've ever seen.

I first saw him at the Spanish pavillion at the Worlds Fair in 1964.  at that time his film "Los Tarantos" was a huge hit. it seemd he was the soul of Spain.

in 1978 I accompanied Bill Como to the Met to see Gades partner the legendary Alicia Alonso.

the last time I saw him dance was 1985 at City Center (with Juliet Prowse in the audience).

at the end of this clip he dances with Ann-Margret:

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