Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
On display through Sep 10, 2017 at the Museum of International Folk Art
This exhibition traces Flamenco from its beginnings as a folkloric art form among the Gypsy people of southern Spain to its rise as an international art form enjoyed by millions. Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico features costumes, play bills, instruments, and paintings, and the exhibition is complemented by lectures, workshops and performances.
Handed down from generation to generation, between family and community members living at society’s edges, flamenco incorporates historic dance and music traditions from Roman times to the Arabic period. Flamenco expresses a way of life shaped by a multitude of cultural and regional influences such as the Gitanos (Romany people) of Spain and Andalusian regional customs.
This exhibition also examines Spain’s ferias and fiestas their introduction to the southwestern US, and the individuals who contributed to making flamenco a popular art form in this country. As the exhibition title suggests, the exhibition also shows the history and development of flamenco and its treasured role within the cultural milieu of New Mexico.
Also on exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art
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