Dancing Across Borders: Danzas Y Bailes Mexicanos

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Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Norma Elia Cantú, Brenda M. Romero
University of Illinois Press, 2009 - History - 445 pages
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This book explores Mexican popular and traditional dance practices on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing questions of authenticity, aesthetics, identity, interpretation, and research methodologies in dance performance. Contributors include not only noted scholars from a variety of disciplines but also several dance practitioners who reflect on their engagement with dance and reveal subtexts of dance culture.

Contributors are Norma E. Cantú, Susan Cashion, María Teresa Ceseńa, Xóchitl C. Chávez, Adriana Cruz Manjarrez, Renée de la Torre Castellanos, Peter J. García, Rudy F. García, Chris Goertzen, Martha González, Elisa Diana Huerta, Sydney Hutchinson, Marie "Keta" Miranda, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Shakina Nayfack, Russell Rodríguez, Brenda M. Romero, Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter, José Sánchez Jiménez, and Alberto Zárate Rosales.
 

 

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Contents

Performance
3
Reinventing
19
Rethinking Gender
48
Creating Agency and Identity in Danza Azteca
80
Performing Zapotec
116
Dancing through
148
The Corn Dance
165
The Matachines Danza as Intercultural Discourse
185
Restrained Sensuality
237
Gender as a Theme in the Modern Dance
256
Theorizing the Development
277
Dance Politics and Cultural Tourism
293
Nuevo Mexicano
318
Selected Bibliography on Folk Ritual
383
Works Cited
403
Contributors
431

The Ballet Folklórico de México and
206
A Personal Perspective
226

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\Olga Nájera-Ramírez is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Norma E. Cantú is a professor of English at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Brenda M. Romero is an associate professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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