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Ce qui fait flamenco : palimpseste d’une recherche-création avec Juan Carlos Lérida

Abstract : My research aims to answer questions that arose from practicing flamenco, initially as a student, then as an interpreter and choreographer and eventually as a teacher. After gathering insightful experiences from Seville, Madrid and China, my thesis addresses the question “what is flamenco?”. Via a deconstructionist method, this study re-evaluates some of the conceptions and body language that tend to define what is central to flamenco (clichés / established truths / stereotypes), while analysing the dialectics of figures who clearly deviate from these central ideas. Thus, my research explores in greater depth and more specifically the empirical approach developed by Juan Carlos Lérida during his artistic career, for a better understanding of how figures straying from the dominant conception of flamenco, test the elasticity of the outer limits of this artistic expression. My practical and theory-based exploration with Juan Carlos Lérida led me to experiment with an archaeological approach to research-creation in flamenco dance, that aimed to analyse the way flamenco expression has developed (identification of the survival of forms, the festive pathos, the poetics of the spiral movement) from both a diachronic and synchronic perspective, but also to embrace the “palimpsest” as an epistemological tool. The methodological approach that led to the exploration of poetics described in this work, along with the analytical and critical exercises, also incited a range of multi-disciplinary creative projects (performances, video documentaries, dance videos, photographs) that defend the heuristic method of gathering knowledge via studying creation processes and reflecting on experiences.
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Carolane Sanchez. Ce qui fait flamenco : palimpseste d’une recherche-création avec Juan Carlos Lérida. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019UBFCC024⟩. ⟨tel-02879613v2⟩

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