Siglo XXI Modern Movimientos Danza: A Symposium on Chicano Dance
Posted: October 15, 2009
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
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).