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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Shattering the Latina Mold

Since its inception in 2002, the Latina Dance Project, an interdisciplinary ensemble of national/international performers has sparked a dynamic social/political/creative dialogue centered on the concept of what it means to be a Latina. The overarching impulse and guiding point for this paper/presentation is “The Migrant’s Tale,” a phenomenological account of life as a migrant and an individual’s search for self-meaning. If what the Latina Dance Project presents can empower Latinas, it is because the group aims at exploring the most genuine experience of being Latina, often breaking away from expected representations dictated by societal molds. This paper and DVD presentation will offer the viewer a chance to enter the authentic experiential world of the Latina Dance Project created out of attempts to shatter el concepto de Latina.

Presenter: Juanita Suarez (Faculty)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Strasser Dance Studio
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)