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Dance and the Arts in Mexico, 1920-1950

The Cosmic Generation

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Dance and the Arts in Mexico, 1920-1950 by Ellie Guerrero
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Dance and the Arts in Mexico, 1920-1950 tells the story of the arts explosion that launched at the end of the Mexican revolution, when composers, choreographers, and muralists had produced state-sponsored works in wide public spaces. The book assesses how the "cosmic generation" in Mexico connected the nation-body and the dancer's body in artistic movements between 1920 and 1950. It first discusses the role of dance in particular, the convergences of composers and visual artists in dance productions, and the allegorical relationship between the dancer's body and the nation-body in state-sponsored performances. The arts were of critical import in times of political and social transition, and the dynamic between the dancer's body and the national body shifted as the government stance had also shifted. Second, this book examines more deeply the involvement of US artists and patrons in this Mexican arts movement during the period. Given the power imbalance between north and south, these exchanges were vexed. Still, the results for both parties were invaluable. Ultimately, this book argues in favor of the benefits that artists on both sides of the border received from these exchanges.

Author Biography

Ellie Guerrero is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies and Chair of the Department of Spanish at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, USA. She is author of Confronting History and Modernity in Mexican Narrative (Palgrave, 2008) and co-editor of Unfolding the City: Women Write the City in Latin America (2007).
Release date NZ
August 2nd, 2018
Pages
210
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
3 Tables, color; 5 Illustrations, color; IX, 210 p. 5 illus. in color.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319924731
Product ID
27876917

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