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Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance Michelle Heffner Hayes

Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance

Michelle Heffner Hayes

Published March 24th 2009
ISBN : 9780786439232
Paperback
203 pages
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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 flamencoMoreThis 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 Merimees 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.