- HSSB 6020
Book presentation, with speakers, and live music and dance
Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism and Performance
by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, PhD
Oxford University Press, 2011
- Exploring multiple contexts in Mexico, the USA, and Europe, Embodying Mexico expands and enriches our understanding of complex processes of creating national icons, performance repertoires, and tourist attractions.
- Hellier-Tinoco examines two performative icons of Mexicanness—the Dance of the Old Men and Night of the Dead of Lake Pátzcuaro—in numerous manifestations, including film, theater, tourist guides, advertisements, and souvenirs.
- Covering a ninety-year period from the postrevolutionary era to the present day, Hellier-Tinoco's analysis is thoroughly grounded in Mexican politics and history, and simultaneously incorporates choreographic, musicological, and dramaturgical analysis.
María Herrera-Sobek, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chicana/o Studies
Sarah Cline, PhD, History
Suk-Young Kim, PhD, Theater: Performance Studies
Ninotchka Bennahum, PhD, Dance: Performance Studies
Sarah Townsend, PhD, Spanish and Portuguese
Dave Novak, PhD, Music
Musicians: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Juan Zaragoza, Ann Hefferman, Daisy León, Luis Moreno
Refreshments by Los Tarascos, Goleta
Sponsored by the Performance Studies Research Focus Group of the IHC. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) and Ethnomusicology Forum (Department of Music)
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