Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance

Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance

by Michelle Heffner Hayes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786439238

ISBN-13: 9780786439232

Pub. Date: 03/24/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews.

Beginning with an analysis of flamenco historiography, the text examines images of the female dancer in films by Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura, and Antonio

Overview

This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews.

Beginning with an analysis of flamenco historiography, the text examines images of the female dancer in films by Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura, and Antonio Gades; stereotypes of flamenco bodies and Andalusian culture in Prosper Merimee's Carmen; and the ways in which contemporary flamenco dancers like Belen Maya and Rocio Molina negotiate the stereotype of Carmen and an idealized Spanish feminine that pervades "traditional" flamenco.

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439232
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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