Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots: The Body Questions, an anthology co-edited by Meira Goldberg, adjunct associate professor, Film, Media, and Performing Arts, and Antoni Pizà, was released in January.
This collection of essays poses a series of questions revolving around nonsense, cacophony, queerness, race, and the dancing body. Featuring four Roma authors and the first book with a Black flamenca, Yinka Esi Graves, on the cover, the essays presented here share the wish to come together, across disciplines and subject areas, within the academy and without, in the whirling, raucous, and messy spaces where the body is free—to celebrate its questioning, as well as the depths of wisdom and knowledge it holds and sometimes reveals.
Goldberg is a flamenco performer, choreographer, teacher, and scholar. Besides teaching at FIT, she is scholar-in-residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has instigated and collaborated on multiple books, exhibits, and international conferences. Her book Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco (2019) won the Barnard Hewitt Award for outstanding research in theatre history from the American Society for Theatre Research.
Antoni Pizà has taught Music History at Hofstra University, the City College, John Jay College of the City University of New York, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He is currently the Director of the Foundation for Iberian Music at the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation of the Graduate Center, USA. He has authored and co-edited numerous books in English, Spanish and Catalan.