[CBC뉴스] 스페인 전통 타블라오 플라멩코 협회 회원들이 수요일 스페인 문화부 밖에서 코로나 바이러스 대유행으로 인해 어려움을 겪고 있는 예술가와 공연장을 강조하기 위해 시위를 벌였다.
전통 플라멩코 옷을 입은 예술가들은 옷을 벗기 전에 춤을 추고, 옷을 땅에 개어 그 부분의 죽음을 상징하는 '시체'를 형성했다.
Members of Spain's traditional Tablao Flamenco associations staged a protest on Wednesday (December 16) outside the Spanish Culture Ministry in Madrid, to highlight its struggling artists and venues due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dressed in traditional Flamenco clothes, artists performed a dance before getting undressed and folding their clothes on the ground to form 'a corpse', symbolising the death of the sector.
"We haven't been working for nine months because the tablaos (flamenco venues) are closed," Flamenco dancer, Jonatan Miro, told Reuters after his performance.
Flamenco tablaos provide work to up to 95 percent of Flamenco artists in Spain, president of Spain's traditional Tablao Flamenco associations, Juanma del Rey, said.
"It is a very severe problem, not only for tablaos, artists and Flamenco, it is a severe problem because tablaos are a unique cultural patrimony for the world and for Spain," del Rey added.
Flamenco, a dance originated in Spain's southern region of Andalusia in the 1700s, is a widely recognised part of Spain's cultural heritage. In 2010, UNESCO included Flamenco in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Spain has been one of Europe's hardest-hit countries by the pandemic, both in terms of contagion and the economic impact. A total of 48,401 people have died from the coronavirus, with the toll climbing by 388 over the last 24 hours.
The government decided a second state of emergency in October with new restrictions such as night-time curfews to stem resurgent infections, which helped to reduce new cases to less than 200 per 100,000 people this month.
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