Conference Announcement – The Body Questions: Celebrating the Tangled Roots of Flamenco

The Body Questions: Celebrating the Tangled Roots of Flamenco

 An international conference to be held in New York at the Graduate Center, CUNY, by The Foundation of Iberian Music
16 – 17 October 2018

The Body Questions: Celebrating the Tangled Roots of Flamenco is an international symposium to be held on October 16 at the CUNY Graduate Center exploring flamenco as embodying narratives of difference and Otherness. Conference details will be announced by spring, 2018.

Following the symposium, on October 17 at the Fashion Institute of Technology, will be a showcase of flamenco artists of color whose work is on the forefront of the power of the body to question, to disrupt outmoded discourses of “authenticity,” and to work instead to relocate flamenco within a vibrant intersection of art as a celebration of diversity and agency against racism. The centerpiece of the day will be a screening of Miguel Ángel Rosales’s documentary Gurumbé: Canciones de tu memoria negra (2016)—a revelatory contribution to the contemporary discourse on race in Spain—along with a performance by Yinka Esi Graves, and a conversation of the artists with renowned dance historian Brenda Dixon Gottschild.