"Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance," by Michelle Heffner-Hayes


DANCE OF CONFLICT: In her book “Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance,” Michelle Heffner-Hayes, professor and chair of dance, traces representations of flamenco dance both in its native Spain and around the world from the 20th century on. Using dance histories, film appearances, live performance accounts and interviews with practitioners, Heffner-Hayes maps the evolution of the form. The dance form’s place among tourists, purists, filmmakers, poets and dancers is central to the dialogue. The book also takes into account political, cultural and feminist theory as well as gender studies in flamenco’s history. The book is available at Jayhawk Ink in the Kansas Union.

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