Flamenco and Bullfighting: Movement, Passion and Risk in Two Spanish Traditions

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McFarland, Sep 2, 2015 - Performing Arts - 308 pages
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    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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Contents

Preface
1
Kinesthetic Culture
9
Flamenco and Bullfighting An Ongoing Discussion
35
Somatic Ethnography
55
Overlapping Worlds
72
Ritual and Performance Events
99
An Aesthetic Topography Gitanismo Romanticism and Duende
123
Movement Repatterning and Culture
146
Movement Parallels From Structures to Motifs
223
Kinesthetic Culture
244
Laban Movement Analysis Overview
261
Notes on Language Use
263
Glossary of Spanish Terms
267
Chapter Notes
273
Bibliography
281
Index
291

Gaining the Emic Edge
163
Movement Analysis
191

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About the author (2015)

 Proficient in two genres, flamenco and contemporary modern dance, Adair Landborn is a clinical assistant professor of ethnochoreology and curator of Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections at Arizona State University. An active performing artist, choreographer, movement analyst and scholar, she offers flamenco dance workshops nationally and internationally.

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