Dancing across Borders

Dancing across Borders : Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos

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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. Cantu, Susan Cashion, Maria Teresa Cesena, Xochitl C. Chavez, Adriana Cruz Manjarrez, Renee de la Torre Castellanos, Peter J. Garcia, Rudy F. Garcia, Chris Goertzen, Martha Gonzalez, Elisa Diana Huerta, Sydney Hutchinson, Marie "Keta" Miranda, Olga Najera-Ramirez, Shakina Nayfack, Russell Rodriguez, Brenda M. Romero, Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter, Jose Sanchez Jimenez, and Alberto Zarate Rosales.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 861.82g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252034090
  • 9780252034091

About Olga Najera-Ramirez

Olga Najera-Ramirez is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Norma E. Cantu 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.show more

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"This stimulating collection sets a new standard for anthropological dance studies far beyond its U.S.-Mexico focus." Daniel Sheehy, author of Mariachi Music in America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Cultureshow more

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