A Flamenco Increasingly Made For Vegas

What’s happening to flamenco? “Alongside the remnants of flamenco puro, or at least flamenco interesante, that’s what we’re getting: a marriage of flamenco with MTV. What will come of this? Last year, Robert Browning said, of the flamenco innovators, ‘There is always the danger of ending up in a Las Vegas show. On the other hand, you have to be open to new ideas.’ Nice sentiment, but how come the resulting product so often tips toward Vegas?”