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Antonia Merce y Luque , known by her stage name as La Argentina, was a flamenco dancer. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and died in Bayonne, France. She originated and helped to establish the neoclassical style of Spanish dance as a theatrical art.

A talented young dancer, her career was greatly influenced by her parents Manuel Merce (Andalusian), and Josefina Luque (Castilian), who were professional Spanish dancers. It was due to them that La Argentina's entire life was mainly focused on dance, where her parents greatly wanted her to excel. She studied ballet with her parents in her ...

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