Dr. Gonzalez builds upon her research about Afro-Mexican coastal dances and considers how migrations of African diaspora populations around the Gulf of Mexico manifest as archetypes in the dances of Mexico and the Caribbean. Images of the curandera, the ranchero, the trickster and renegade abound in regional festivals and parades on the southern border of the Gulf even as contemporary festivals unite local communities around cultural memories. The presentation introduces concepts from her manuscript Shipping Out: Maritime Circuits, Black Performance, Dialogic Exchange and examines how the migration of dance forms around the Gulf might replicate dialogic engagements prevalent in other maritime migrations.
The Institute of Dance Scholarship and the Dance Department at Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, welcome you to the Spring 2022 program of the Virtual Dance Studies Colloquium, "Indigenous Movements." All events continue to be free and open to the public, but registration is required. The Boyer College YouTube site continues to house past colloquia, and recordings of the Spring 2022 talks will be available there shortly after they occur.