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A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico

K. Mitchell Snow


A Revolution in Movement is the first book to illuminate how collaborations between dancers and painters shaped Mexico’s postrevolutionary cultural identity. K. Mitchell Snow traces this relationship throughout nearly half a century of developments in Mexican dance—the emulation of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in the 1920s, the adoption of U.S.-style modern dance in the 1940s, and the creation of ballet-inspired folk dance in the 1960s. Snow describes the appearances in Mexico by Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova and Spanish concert dancer Tortóla Valencia, who helped motivate Mexico to express its ... More

Keywords: Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Anna Pavlova, Tortóla Valencia, Diego Rivera, Carlos Chávez, Carlos Mérida, National School of Dance, José Clemente Orozco, Ballet de la Ciudad de México, Miguel Covarrubias

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066554
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. Mitchell Snow, author