Choreographing Women’s History: Aztec Ritual Dance

Paul Scolieri

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Choreography memorializes women’s history. In this lecture, Paul Scolieri, Assistant Professor of Dance at Barnard, explores this idea with his interpretations of ancient Aztec women’s ritual dances. He will argue that the configuration of dance, death and femininity in the visual and written descriptions of women’s dances throughout indigenous and colonial discourses uniquely represents the experiences, conditions and performances of gender and sexuality in the ancient world.