Lucía Álvarez Howard 'La Piñona', wins Best Dancer at major flamenco festival
Lucía Álvarez Howard, known as 'La Piñona' in Flamenco circles, last night won the 'El Desplante' prize for best dancing at what many purists consider the most important of the various competitions for young up-and-coming performers, the Festival Internacional de Cante de las Minas, in Murcia, in its 51st edition. The 25 year old daughter of Katharine Howard and Álvaro Álvarez therefore takes home €10,000 in prize money and, perhaps more importantly, a big step upwards in her career, as the distinction carries much weight and opens doors so hard to open otherwise. Having known Lucía since she was a tot, we (well, Prospero) are ecstatic about her enormous achievement and know how proud her mother would be. From our heart: ¡ENHORABUENA LUCÍA!