Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Siglo XXI Modern Movimientos Danza: A Symposium on Chicano Dance

Thu, October 15, 2009
Siglo XXI Modern Movimientos Danza: A Symposium on Chicano Dance

The "Siglo XXI Modern Movimientos Danza: A Symposium on Chicano Dance" is designed to bring together artists, scholars, and students in a shared conversation that examines, embodies, and exhibits new directions in dance that reflects and represents today’s Mexican-American/Chicano culture. The symposium will query what are the new dance stories/practices, how are they conceived/constructed/presented, and how do they resonate within the fields of practitioners, scholars, viewers, community, and the field of dance in general.

The two-day symposium will feature scholarly pláticas, dance workshops, live performances, and a shared social convivencia/dance that will give attendees and participants a brief moment and opportunity to experience these new practices.

By bringing together and showcasing a diverse range of dance and dance scholarship we aim to create a movement oriented environment that allows us to learn from each other, and about ourselves, enabling and encouraging new creative capacities and critical insights for the continued development of Mexican-American/Chicano dance, body, culture, and community. 

All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Location: Texas Union, Santa Rita Room (3.502)

1:00 – 1:30pm    Welcome & Introductions

1:30 – 2:30pm    The Performative Body: Culture in Motion

2:35 – 3: 35pm   A Dance Heritage: Writing US Chicano Dance into the American Artistic Landscape

3:45 – 5:00pm    Dancing at the Intersections: Embodied Knowledge in the Works of José Limón

5:15 – 6: 45pm   Hechos y Recuerdos: Living Traces of José Limón

6: 45 – 7:45pm   Reception

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dance Workshops

Location: Anna Hiss Gymnasium, Dance Studio (134)

10:00 – 11:00am  Taller de Danza 1: Modern Dance/Danza Contemporánea

11:15 – 12:30pm  Taller de Danza 2: Storydancing: Moving Memories: Architectures of Body Rhythms

1:00 – 2:30pm     Taller de Danza 3: Modern Movimientos: Limón Dance Technique Master Class

Evening Performance Showcases

Location: F. Loren Winship Drama Building, B. Iden Payne Theatre

6:00 – 8:00pm     New Inventions: Chicano Dance Imaginations

8:00 – 10:00pm   Post-Performance Convivencia & Reception

The Evening Performance Showcases will feature: the Aztlan Dance Company, the Guadalupe Dance Company, Grupo Flor y Canto, the Latina Dance Project, and DJ Trey, aka Manolo Black.

Sponsored by: The Center for Mexican American Studies (College of Liberal Arts), and the Department of Theatre and Dance (College of Fine Arts).

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