Las Cruces, NM
Known as a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of southern Spain, this exhibition traces Flamenco to its arrival in the U.S. and its rise as an international art form now enjoyed by millions. The exhibition features costumes, play bills, instruments, and paintings, complemented by lectures, workshops and performances. The 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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
The companion catalog, The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, explores the origins, influences, development and appreciation of flamenco as a highly respected art form on the world stage. This folkloric tradition of music, song, and dance began in the caves of Andalusia and was shaped over centuries by a multitude of cultural and regional influences, including Roman, Jewish, Greek, Indian, and Moorish.