The Art and Cultural History of Flamenco


A lecture and dance laboratory course that examines the history of Flamenco, a dance and music form of southern Spain forged by a remarkable intercultural exchange among Arabic, Judaic, and Iberian cultures, inhabitants of Spain, and subsequently enriched by rhythms and influences from the East Indian gypsies and from Latin America. Examination of the three elements of flamenco: cante (song); baile (dance); and toque (guitar). Flamenco's place in the cultural life of Spain and its evolution to contemporary forms. Lab component introduces students to the complex footwork, rhythms, and physical style of flamenco. Taught in English. Instructor: Santana.

Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CCI
  • CZ
Crosslisting Numbers
  • SPANISH364