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Flamenco Performance: History and Representation


Thu 20 May 2010, 1:00pm

Where: Philip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Entry by gold coin donation: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Presented by Dr Laura Lopez-Fernandez and Dr Beatriz Caballero-Rodríguez

A look at the role of flamenco in film, music, dance and culture. This lecture and demonstration will discuss the concept of flamenco from a historical and socio-cultural perspective.

The talk will illustrate the differing flamenco expressions, including el cante jondo (songs in a deep vocal style), el baile (different forms of flamenco dance) and the la guitarra flamenca (guitar playing).

The demonstration will be led by Ms Rebecca Cookson and her flamenco group.

Presented as a part of the University of Canterbury's Platform Arts Festival 2010, a dynamic 11 day extravaganza of art, lectures, theatre, music and film.