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By Susanna Rostas

In Carrying the note: The Concheros Dance in Mexico City, the 1st complete size research of the Concheros dancers, Susanna Rostas explores the adventure of this targeted staff, whose use of dance hyperlinks rural spiritual practices with city post-modern innovation in distinct methods even inside of Mexican tradition, that's rife with ritual dances.

The Concheros mix Catholic and indigenous traditions of their performances, yet usually are not ruled via a predetermined set of ideals; particularly they're certain jointly by means of lengthy status interpersonal connections framed by way of the self-discipline in their culture. The Concheros happen their spirituality by way of the dance. Rostas lines how they build their id and ideology, either person and communal, through its ability. The ebook bargains new insights into the adventure of dancing as a Conchero whereas additionally exploring their historical past, association and practices.

Carrying the Word presents a brand new manner for audiences to appreciate the Conchero's dance culture, and may be of curiosity to scholars and students of up to date Mesoamerica. these learning id, faith, and culture will locate this social-anthropological paintings fairly enlightening.

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