Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspectives

Book

Date:
2015
ISBN:
9780786494705
Format:
Paperback
Description:
335 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 18 x 25.5 cm.
Summary:
"The language of the body is central to the study of flamenco. From the records of the Inquisition, to 16th century literature, to European travel diaries, the Spanish dancer beguiles and fascinates. The word flamenco evokes the image of a sensuous and rebellious woman--the bailaora--whose movements seduce the audience, only to reject their attention with a stomp of defiance. The dancer's body is an agent of ideological resistance, conveying a conflicting desire for subjectivity and autonomy and implying deeply held ideas about history, national identity, femininity and masculinity.
This collection of new essays provides an overview of flamenco scholarship, illuminating flamenco's narrative and chronology and addressing some common misconceptions. The contributors offer fresh perspectives on age-old themes and suggest new paradigms for flamenco as a cultural practice" -- from back of book.

Related Entities
McFarland & Company, Inc. (published by)
K. Meira Goldberg (edited by)
Ninotchka Bennahum (edited by)
Michelle Heffner Hayes (depicts)
Related Storage Locations
World Dance
LCSH Terms

Flamenco