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Young Mexicans embrace the seductive charms of the dance that Cuba forgot

Young Mexicans embrace the seductive charms of the dance that Cuba forgot | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Danzón has all but died out on the island where it was born. But across the Yucatán Channel, the precise, elegant style thrives in classes and festivals
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How a Little-Known Mexican Film Mirrors the Labor Struggles of Today

How a Little-Known Mexican Film Mirrors the Labor Struggles of Today | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

In March, the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts in Louisville hosted the first of what will be four nationwide presentations of Music Unwound: Copland and Mexico, a multimedia project that infuses live performances with cultural and historical content. The title, clearly meant to hook new audiences, set the tone for a program that included a talk about composer Aaron Copland’s life and time in Mexico in the early 1930s, a slideshow of the period’s popular culture and political muralists, and a screening of the rarely-seen Mexican film Redes (1936), a moralistic tale of workers’ struggle that was accompanied by the Louisville Orchestra (LO). 

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