Can an age-old dance build community and bridge social and cultural divides? Experience the complex attributes of the fandango, a lively traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico that features convivencia, a deliberate convening through music, dance, and verse. Having a sense of belonging is not only a basic human need, it also creates community. The fandango encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to join in making music and community together, promoting that sense of belonging. In this highly participatory presentation, Yesenia Hunter discusses the history, methods and context behind the fandango, which today is going beyond traditional social uses, by creating the context for social justice work, and inspiring new forms of knowledge by connecting individuals and communities. Experience how a dance can support finding common ground and connect place, culture, and history.
- January 28, 2015
Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Drive Yakima, WA 98902 United States
- Yakima Valley Museum
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