450Thursday, March 15, 2007

2:00 PM-4:00 PMConvention Center:Ballroom III
NDA/National Dance Association
The Tapestry of Mexican Culture: Dances of Jalisco
These popular dances, including the Jarabe Tapatio, the national dance of Mexico, represent Mexico's northwestern region of Jalisco. Technique that is required to perform authentically is taught through basic zapateado (footwork), skeletal alignment, and skirt work. Footwork and movement phrases are sequenced into a traditional compositional form utilizing spatial patterns and interrelating movement and music within a wide dynamic range. Expressive culture, found in interpretive images and movement of folklorico, are examined within the framework of the National Dance Standards, so to connect basic technique and choreography with the rich interwoven history, dress, music and arts.
Keyword(s): NA, active participation, dance
Speakers: Gladys M. Keeton, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX; and Rubi Trevino and Karla Canamar, Texas Woman'S University, Denton, TX

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