Congratulations to LAILAC alumn Daniel Valtueña for his contribution in the book THE BODY QUESTIONS: CELEBRATING FLAMENCO’S TANGLED ROOTS edited by La Meira Flamenco and Antoni Pizà. Daniel wrote a chapter titled NIÑO DE ELCHE, A HETEROTOPIAN (FLAMENCX) VOICE.
“This collection of essays poses a series of questions revolving around nonsense, cacophony, queerness, race, and the dancing body. How can flamenco, as a diasporic complex of performance and communities of practice frictionally and critically bound to the complexities of Spanish history, illuminate theories of race and identity in performance? How can we posit, and argue for, genealogical relationships within and between genres across the vast expanses of the African—and Roma—diaspora?”