Dance To Change the World: A Conversation with Francisco Graciano and Aisha Ahmad-Post

March 27

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sie Complex, Room 5025, Maglione Hall

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

Dance To Change the World: A Conversation with Francisco Graciano and Aisha Ahmad-Post 

Monday, March 27 


Maglione Hall, Sié International Relations Complex 

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Lunch will be provided served.

Mexico and the United States have long enjoyed a cultural connection through modern dance. From Martha Graham’s first visit in 1932 to Mexico City, to Paul Taylor’s repeated visits with his company at the invitation of Amalia Hernández in the 1960s and 70s, to Mexican-American Jose Limón’s indelible mark on American dance, the 20th century laid the groundwork for deeper cultural exchange between dance artists and the wider public from both countries. 

In 2022, Mexican-American choreographer Francisco Graciano choreographed the Bach Dance Project at the invitation of the International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, the largest performing arts festival in Latin America. The Bach Dance Project provided space for the collaborative generation of ideas and movement modalities that transcended the barriers of spoken language. Creative collaborations like this one can inform how we think about the movement of bodies in both directions across our borders. 

Join Francisco Graciano and Newman Center for the Performing Arts Executive Director Aisha Ahmad-Post for a conversation about why dance–and the arts more broadly–matters in our world today. This event is part of the Sié Center’s Cultural Diplomacy Series and will be moderated by Sié Center Director Marie Berry.