ERIC Number: ED202764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Spanish Influence on the Mestizo Folk Dance of Yucatan, Veracruz, and Jalisco, Mexico.
Trujillo, Lawrence Alan
Folk dances from three regions of Mexico (Yucatan, Veracruz, and Jalisco) are examined. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which these folk dances reflect the history and cultural attitudes of the Mexican people and, particularly, on the influence of Spanish culture and history on Mexican folk dances. For the dances of each of these areas, information is presented on rhythms, steps, costumes, dancers' expressions, intent of the dance, occasions on which the dance is performed, area of Spain which most influenced the dance as it is currently performed in Mexico, the musical score, explanation of myths and traditions connected with the dances, and on the history and general culture of the area in which the dance is performed. In addition, many terms related to the dance, dancers, costumes, etc., are translated from Spanish into the English language. The conclusions are that the dances of Yucatan, Veracruz, and Jalisco are predominantly influenced by folk dances which originated in Spain and that this Spanish influence appears in the costuming as well as in the movements and music of the dances. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Dept. of Theatre and Dance.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico