Flaming across the sea

  • 1999-01-28
  • Rebecca Santana
People come to the Baltics for all kinds of reasons, but very rarely does a person say that he came to bring flamenco to the Estonian people. But if religious people can bring the Bible, why can't a dancer bring a dance that for many is akin to religion? Hannele Toumipuu is a flamenco instructor from the Baile Flamenco dance studio (see related story) who settled in Estonia this January. Toumipuu first came to Estonia last year after seeing an ad in her native Finland, looking for a flamenco instructor to teach in Estonia. "I had this idea that I must go there. I saw the ad and I said 'It's...
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