Describe the relationship(s) between Folklórico and nationality, ethnicity, and race.

  1. Describe the relationship(s) between Folklórico and nationality, ethnicity, and race. What do you understand this relationship to be? Discuss the development of folklórico dance as a genre in the United States and México. Use the readings, lectures, and viewings to support your ideas.
  2. Next, discuss The Jarabe Tapatío. What is the story of the dance? Talk about any attributes of movement, culture, or performance that you think are identifiably “Mexican folklórico.”
  3. Lastly, reflect on your practical movement experience of learning The Jarabe Tapatío through the dance tutorials at home, live class meetings, and your performance. Describe the movements you experienced/observed. Consider how it felt in your body, what you did/did not focus your attention on, how you used space, relationship to the music, and other factors that affected your movement (e.g. learning at home during a pandemic, someone else’s direction, cultural codes, etc.)

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