Writing

The Traditional and the Contemporary: Embodied Research on the Folk Dances of Northern New Mexico

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The Traditional and the Contemporary: Embodied Research on the Folk Dances of Northern New Mexico  is a compilation of Yvonne Montoya's field notes and preliminary findings on her choreographic and embodied research of the nuevomexicano folk dances of Northern New Mexico.

 

The article  was published in the Revista Música del Sur along with the conference proceedings from the Congreso Internacional Ritmos transatlánticos en músia, canto y baile that took place in Veracruz Mexico in April 2019. 

 

Thank you to Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Community Foundation with funding from the Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Fund for the Arts, an endowment held at ACF. With this public-philanthropic collaboration, the Arts Commission and ACF aim to increase strategic investments in artists, supporting the work they do as innovators and creative contributors to Arizona’s future. And thank you to Fabian Barba.

Who Takes Center Stage?:

Xicana Epistemologies in Contemporary Dance

Yvonne Montoya in Dancing the Mural.  photo by Dominic Bounccelli  photo courtesy of Safos Dance The
Yvonne Montoya in Dancing the Mural. photo by Dominic Bounccelli photo courtesy of Safos Dance The

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City of South Tucson youth painting the Dancing the Mural community mural in 2015  photo courtesy of
City of South Tucson youth painting the Dancing the Mural community mural in 2015 photo courtesy of

South Tucson youth painting the mobile community mural in 2015 photo courtesy of Safos Dance Theatre

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Dancing the Mural. Seniors Painting the Mobile Mural. photo courtesy of Safos Dance Theatre
Dancing the Mural. Seniors Painting the Mobile Mural. photo courtesy of Safos Dance Theatre

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Yvonne Montoya in Dancing the Mural.  photo by Dominic Bounccelli  photo courtesy of Safos Dance The
Yvonne Montoya in Dancing the Mural. photo by Dominic Bounccelli photo courtesy of Safos Dance The

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 Who Takes Center Stage?: Xicana Epistemologies in Contemporary Dance examines the radical act(s) of placing Xicana bodies, stories, and experiences at the center of contemporary dance practice and performance.

 

The article was published in El Mundo Zurdo 7: Selected Works from the 2018 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa.  

Lactating on Stage

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Lactating on Stage is an article about juggling working as a new mom in dance and academia. It was published by Chicana Motherwork in 2020.

Shannon Parrales in Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum
Shannon Parrales in Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum

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Yvonne Montoya Stories from Home
Yvonne Montoya Stories from Home

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Shannon Parrales in Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum
Shannon Parrales in Stories from Home: COVID-19 Addendum

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Stories from Home: Yvonne Montoya and Shannon Parrales in Conversation

Stories from Home: Yvonne Montoya and Shannon Parrales in Conversation is an interview between Stories from Home Artistic Director Yvonne Montoya and dancer Shannon Parrales.

 

The interview is featured in the first edition of Chamisa: A Journal of Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts of the Greater Southwest. The  first edition featured all New Mexican artists and scholars.