Breaking Borders/Quebrando fronteras

Sydney Hutchinson

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This chapter aims to define some general characteristics of borders as cultural and geographic spaces and to place dance within that framework; to examine quebradita dancing in the 1990s as a border dance; and to explore the quebradita in virtual space at the present time. The relocation of quebradita to virtual space also serves to remove the dance from its charged political "home" context, both freeing the dance and depoliticizing it. Not only refusing to cross borders but removing them entirely, the new generation of quebradores force us to question basic concepts like borders, boundaries, migration, and movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransnational Encounters
Subtitle of host publicationMusic and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199918607
ISBN (Print)9780199735921
StatePublished - Oct 28 2011


  • Dance
  • Embodiment
  • Kinetopia
  • Quebradita
  • Virtual spaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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