Flamenco and Bullfighting: Movement, Passion and Risk in Two Spanish Traditions
Flamenco dance and bullfighting are parallel arts with shared traditions, performance conventions and vocabularies of movement. This volume introduces readers to an ongoing discussion in Spanish scholarship about the links between these two quintessentially Spanish arts. The author—a dancer and a student of bullfighting—describes the informal practice of both arts in private settings and their emergence as formal public rituals in the bullfighting arena and on the flamenco stage. Key bullfighting techniques and their influence on flamenco dance style are discussed in the context of understanding the worldview and kinesthetic culture of Spain.
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Flamenco and Bullfighting An Ongoing Discussion
Ritual and Performance Events
An Aesthetic Topography Gitanismo Romanticism and Duende
Movement Repatterning and Culture
Gaining the Emic Edge
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