CFP: Dance and Identity: A Symposium on Folklórico in Chicano Communities

Calls for Submissions

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center at Trinity University invites proposals by August 1 for “Dance and Identity: A Symposium on Folklórico in Chicano Communities,” October 7-8, 2022.

For over 50 years the Mexican origin community in the United States has enjoyed the dance performance known as folklórico. During the heyday of the Chicano Movement, folklórico dance groups were formed across the country on university campuses, cultural centers, and often hosted by community organizations.  Dedicated teachers taught classes preparing young dancers for annual performances and many young people engaged in this cultural affirming and demanding enterprise. This important gathering of dance scholars, performers, directors, and teachers aims to gather interested scholars and practitioners to discuss the history and the significance of these events. We invite you to submit proposals for paper presentations at a one-day Symposium on the folklórico dance tradition. 

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Trinity University invite you to submit a 25-word description and a 200 word abstract that clearly states what you propose to present. We welcome academic and scholarly papers as well as personal narratives that show the impact of the tradition in Chicanx and Latinx communities. The 100-word bio that shows your history with and commitment to the study of or participation in the tradition. 

Possible topics can include but are not limited to:

  • History of folklórico dance troupes in the US
  • Theories of folklórico 
  • Personal autohistoria of folklórico 
  • The impact of folklórico 

Proposals must be complete to be considered for inclusion. Notification will be sent by September 1.

EMAIL PROPOSAL to: Corrine Castillo, [email protected] 

A complete proposal must include:

  • Name(s)
  • Institutional affiliation(s) (if applicable)
  • 100-word biography(ies)
  • Proposed title
  • 25-word description
  • 200-word Abstract

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