FLAMENCO: dance class

An album of 100 black and white photographs by Lena Herzog.

FLAMENCO comes from a lively tradition of dance which dates back to ancient times, although its origins remain obscure. It is, however, possible to trace a link to Oriental, African and Spanish forms of dance, developed by the gipsies who have lived in the provinces of Cadiz and Seville in Andalusia since the 15th century.

This work presents a collection of 100 black and white photographs taken by Lena Herzog. The photographer followed both the San Francisco-based Caminos Flamenco dance troupe, founded by the Emmy award-winning dancer/choreographer, Yaelisa, and the classes of Manuela Rios in Seville.

These photographs, taken over a four-year period, give glimpses of the rigorous training of these dancers.

Contents:

Flamenco
(essay by Ignacio de Cossio)

Photographic Essay
(one hundred vintage selenium toned prints by Lena Herzog)

Chapter 1: BEGINNER'S CLASS
Chapter 2: INTERMEDIATE
Chapter 3: ADVANCED REHEARSAL

Flamenco, continued
(essay by Ignacio de Cossio)

Appendix

Hardbound, 240 pages
Dimentions: 9" x 12" x 1.25"
(23 cm x 30.5 cm x 3 cm)

ISBN (in English): 1-902699-44-0
ISBN (in French): 2-84567-155-57

Published in 2003 by
Periplus Publishing London Ltd
Printed in Italy (edition of 10,000)