Video, 1:32 min
Edition 6 + 2 AP
Concept and Directed by Ana Lessing Menjibar
Performance by Leonor Leal

Alegría is a lively and joyful flamenco style and has some lyrics about the celebration of the expulsion of the French occupation (Napoleon Bonaparte) in the south of Spain. In this video work, the dancer Leonor Leal performs on a relict of a statue base; a leftover unfinished construction site of the Spanish financial crisis. The dancer shifts between famous poses of Bonapart and those of a classical flamenco dancer.

This work is one of a series of works by the artist that uses themes from Flamenco as a starting point.

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