Artist: Developed in Latin America, exported to Spain in 1700|
Confronting Bodies: The Spanish government, the Catholic Church
Date of Action: 1717, 1776
Specific Location: Spain, Rio de la Plata (roughly equivalent to modern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia)
Description of Artwork: The fandango is an intimate dance accompanied by singing, a fiesta, and instruments. The dancers are accompanied by guitars and dance slowly and rhythmically until the musicians pick up the tempo and every once and a while stop the music. While the music is stopped the dancers perform complicated moves, all the while singing sexually and politically provocative lyrics. This pattern continues until another couple enters the process.
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