Garcia, Lora, "Theory and Play of the Duende"
Translated by A. S. Kline 2007 All Rights Reserved.
Excerpt: "La Ni�a de Los Peines had to tear apart her
voice, because she knew experts were listening, who
demanded not form but the marrow of form, pure
music with a body lean enough to float on air. She
had to rob herself of skill and safety: that is to say,
banish her Muse, and be helpless, so her duende
might come, and deign to struggle with her at close
quarters. And how she sang! Her voice no longer at
play, her voice a jet of blood, worthy of her pain and
her sincerity, opened like a ten-fingered hand as in
the feet, nailed there but storm-filled, of a Christ by
Juan de Juni."