Alliance Members in Conversation
Plática with LXDEA
The Latinx Dance Educators Alliance (LXDEA) hosts virtual pláticas with Alliance members, making space for informal conversations as Latinx/e dance educators in community, communion, and fellowship
The Latinx Dance Educators Alliance employs plática, loosely translated as informal conversations, as a regular Alliance practice that shapes our learning as a community of dance educators
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July 24, 2022
Join LXDEA Alliance Members Alexia Buono and Chell Parkins as they host this summer's Plática with LXDEA discussing Pedagogies of Home
Pedagogies of Home
What active choices do we make regarding our teaching practices and cultural identity, ours and our students?
What lived experiences led us to these choices, or the choices we have yet to make?
How is all of this in conversation with or intentional transformation of the systems and institutions that do not serve us?
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Andrea Rivera Maza
LXDEA Alliance members Gregory Youdan and Andrea Rivera Maza hosted our second Plática with LXDEA on missing representation, what that has meant for us as Latinx dance educators, how it has affected our personal lived experiences, and in turn, our professional practices
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Following the publication of her groundbreaking essay Spanish Dance in New York City’s Puerto Rican Community, Sandra Rivera hosted LXDEA’s inaugural Plática with LXDEA, where we heard about her journey as a proud Boricua dance educator and engaged in conversation with one another around the simultaneous feelings of both pride and shame of language as a marker of cultural identity