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La Singla
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La Singla

Running Time
Feature Film
95 minutes
Documentary, Feature

La Singla

Antonia Singla was born in the suburbs of Barcelona and became deaf shortly after birth, so she learned to dance flamenco without listening to the music. At the age of 17, she revolutionized the world of flamenco, but before she turned 30 she disappeared forever from the stage.

Fifty years later, a young woman finds some old archives and is fascinated by her. La Singla seems to hide something tragic behind her gaze and transmits a passion that goes beyond dance. Why had she never heard of her?
Determined to find answers, she immerses herself in an investigation that leads her to discover that La Singla was a great success in Germany, where she was considered the best flamenco dancer in the world. Finally, she will try to find her to learn first-hand her heartbreaking story.

Filmmaker Notes:

We present the heartbreaking story of Antonia Singla, a woman who was born in the suburbs of Barcelona within the Roma community. A deaf woman who learned to dance without hearing the music and used flamenco as therapy to drive away her pain, developing an extraordinary talent that led her to be considered the best flamenco dancer in the world at just 17 years old.

“La Singla” is not a film about flamenco. Nor about the Roma community. Nor even about the deaf community. Although all those topics are there too. “La Singla” is a universal story about an extraordinary character who will move, hypnotize and hook the world with her mysterious gaze, her extraordinary way of expressing and feeling flamenco art and her heartbreaking story.

This film will rescue from oblivion a woman ahead of her time, unjustly erased from history despite the great contribution she made to flamenco, Roma culture and the deaf community. A pioneer in a culture that originally reserved the “pedestal of great names” for men. We believe it is necessary to place her name in an appropriate place in history, as well as her contribution to the internationalization of an art that had previously been associated with the marginal rather than the intellectual. The project also vindicates flamenco – declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO- from a renovating point of view, trying to move it away from the obsolete stereotypes.

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Year(s) screened
  • 2023
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