Flamenco History

With Meira Goldberg and Alfonso Cid

July 12 & July 19
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
via Zoom

Single class: $35
Both classes: $50

This history class covers the major periods in flamenco’s development from the perspective of dance and of cante. We will start in the eighteenth-century with majismo and the fandango as a transatlantic circulation, then we will move into the nineteenth century — a century of war and political upheaval in which Spain lost its last colonial possessions in the Americas — and Romanticism spurred both the development of the escuela bolera and flamenco, and then into the twentieth century, with Modernism and García Lorca, the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship, mid-century Mairenismo, Donn Pohren, and the birth of tablaos, and, later, the Movida that begins the iconoclastic new developments in the twenty-first century.