Registration: Book Launch and Symposium on Choreographing Mexico

Two people dancing; text: Choreographic Mexico Manuel R. Cuellar

Date and Time: Friday, September 23 at 6:45pm (EST)

The years between 1910 and 1940 were formative for Mexico, with the ousting of Porfirio Díaz, the subsequent revolution, and the creation of the new state. Amid the upheaval, Mexican dance emerged as a key arena of contestation regarding what it meant to be Mexican. Through an analysis of written, photographic, choreographic, and cinematographic renderings of a festive Mexico, Manuel R. Cuellar examines how bodies in motion both performed and critiqued the nation in his new book, Choreographing Mexico: Festive Performances and Dancing Histories of a Nation!

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Moderated by David Tenorio (University of Pittsburgh) with commentaries by B. Christine Arce (University of Miami), Laura G. Gutiérrez (University of Texas at Austin), and Ryan Long (University of Maryland, College Park).

Sponsored by Mexican Cultural Institute; GW Cisneros Institute; GW Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Embassy of Mexico; and Corazón Folklórico D.C. 



Please note that this event has reached its maximum in-person capacity. All new registrations will be for virtual attendance.

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