Dancing like a Folklorist
Dance in the Desert: Latinx Bodies in Movement Beyond Borders
Dancing like a Folklorist is an article about a binational dance exchange that occurred between Arizona-based contemoporary dancers from Yvonne Montoya's Safos Dance Theatre and Agua Prieta, Sonora, México based baile folklorico dancers from Ballet Angeles de Agua Prieta. The dance exchange took place as a part of Yvonne Montoya's 2021 Plain View fellowship.
The article was published by Border Lore: Heritage & Culture of the U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico in 2022.
Dance in the Desert: Latinx Bodies in Movement Beyond Borders is an article examining the data collected from focus group research conducted at the inaugural Dance in the Desert in 2018. Co-authored by Dr. Michelle Téllez and Yvonne Montoya, article examines Dance in the Desert and the belonging of Latinx bodies, voices, and stories in the dance community in Arizona.
The article was published in Latinx Belonging: Community Building and Resistance in the United States edited by Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Jennifer Bickham Mendez by the University of Arizona Press in 2022.
The Traditional and the Contemporary: Embodied Research on the Folk Dances of Northern New Mexico
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
South Tucson youth painting the mobile community mural in 2015 photo courtesy of Safos Dance Theatre
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
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.
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.