¿Te gusta el Flamenco?

What is flamenco? Beyond the stereotypes.
This meet up is for Flamenco lovers! We will talk about the development of flamenco from folk art to performing art, discussing the codes and aesthetics that help define a work as ‘flamenco.’ We will then analyze and discuss the works of various contemporary flamenco dancers, including Israel Galvan, Sara Baras, Los Farruco, and others, and where their styles fit under the label ‘flamenco.’ Along those lines, she will discuss the problem of imitation in the globalization of flamenco.

Lecturer: ALICE BLUMENFELD. A freelance flamenco dancer originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she started her dance training at Alwin’s School of the Dance and later at the National Institute of Flamenco. She is currently based between New York and Sevilla performing with companies such as Flamenco Vivo and at various tablaos. Alice has performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Baryshnikov Performing Arts Center, and in Nélida Tirado’s Tomaaa! in New York and Rosario Toledo’s Cómplices at the Philadelphia Flamenco Festival where reviewers noted her “fierce presence (her movements seem to arise from several feet beneath the ground) [Thinking Dance]” and described her dancing as “exhilarating” [Philadelphia Inquirer].

¿Qué es el flamenco? Ir más allá de los estereotipos


En esta reunión nos sumergiremos en el mundo del flamenco, desde la perspectiva de un lenguaje que está vivo y que sigue evolucionando. También hablaremos del desarrollo del flamenco como arte folklórico, descubriendo códigos e intenciones que son necesarias para que algo se llame ‘flamenco.’ Hablaremos sobre el problema de imitación en la globalización del flamenco y analizamos varios bailaores de hoy en día, incluyendo Israel Galván, Sara Baras, los Farruco y más, y dónde caben sus estilos bajo la etiqueta ‘flamenca.’

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