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Amanda Piña & Rodrigo de la Torre
Danza y Frontera
A CHOREOGRAPHY OF RESISTANCE AT THE BORDER BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE US.
In this Field Project we will learn a dance from the neighbourhood of El Ejido Veinte of the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas (MX), twin city of Brownsville, Texas (US).
The dance arises in a context of extreme violence related to narco-traffic and narco-culture.
A contemporary pop-cultural appropriation of a historical "danza de conquista" (conquest dance), in which indigenous practices, colonial narratives, HipHop culture, armed conflicts and mysticism resonate. The dance was developed and updated by a group of youngsters from the neighbourhood under the direction of Rodrigo de la Torre.