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Cashion Lecture

MEMORIAL LECTURE: DR. CASHION'S LEGACY IN MEXICAN FOLKLÓRICO DANCE
MAY 2 at 2PM | ROBLE GYM, ROOM 15 | FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Stanford Dance Division/TAPS invites you to a memorial lecture honoring the late Dr. Susan Cashion: "Dr. Cashion's Legacy in Mexican Folklórico Dance"

A lecture by Professor Olga Najera-Ramirez
University of California at Santa Cruz, Department of Anthropology

As an anthropologist specializing in folklore, Olga Nájera-Ramírez has concentrated on documenting and critically examining expressive culture among Mexicans in both Mexico and the United States. She has conducted fieldwork in Texas, California, and Jalisco, Mexico, and has a special interest in dance and festival. With a focus on issues of identity formation, relationships of power, and expressive cultural forms, her work contributes to the interdisciplinary, transnational studies of culture.

Dr. Cashion was a key figure in Mexican folkloric dance. Spending more than three decades teaching Mexican, Latin American, and modern dance at Stanford and founded numerous folkloric companies in the Bay Area, including the highly regarded Ballet Folklórico at Stanford. For more information on Susie, click here.

ABOUT PROFESSOR NAJERA-RAMIREZ

As an anthropologist specializing in folklore, Olga Nájera-Ramírez has concentrated on documenting and critically examining expressive culture among Mexicans in both Mexico and the United States. She has conducted fieldwork in Texas, California, and Jalisco, Mexico, and has a special interest in dance and festival. With a focus on issues of identity formation, relationships of power, and expressive cultural forms, her work contributes to the interdisciplinary, transnational studies of culture.

She wrote, directed, and produced two bilingual documentaries. The most recent is Danza Folklórica Escénica: El Sello Artístico de Rafael Zamarripa (Mexican Folkloric Dance: Rafael Zamarripa’s Artistic Trademark), which tells the story of this vibrant art form through the life and work of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer, Rafael Zamarripa.

La Charreada: Rodeo a la Mexicana is a half-hour bilingual ethnographic documentary video produced in collaboration with KTEH, San Jose Public Television Station. Winner of the prestigious Silver Apple Award at the National Educational Film and Video Festival in 1997, this video provides an intimate view of the charreada (or Mexican rodeo) as described by Mexicanos living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

MAY 2, 2014 AT 2pm
ROBLE GYM, ROOM 15

FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where to go

This event will take place in Roble Gym, in clasroom 15. Roble Gym is located at 375 Santa Teresa Street Stanford, CA.


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PARKING

Parking on campus is free after 4pm on weekdays. Before 4pm, parking is $0.25 per 10 minutes. Visitor parking is located directly across the street from the main entrance to Roble Gym.