"Those Who Gather In": An Indigenous Ritual Dance in the Context of Contemporary Mexican Transnationalism

@article{Bishop2009ThoseWG,
  title={"Those Who Gather In": An Indigenous Ritual Dance in the Context of Contemporary Mexican Transnationalism},
  author={Joyce M. Bishop},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  year={2009},
  volume={122},
  pages={391 - 413}
}
  • J. M. Bishop
  • Published 11 October 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of American Folklore
For many generations, the Dance of the Cúrpites has been performed annually at Epiphany by young, unmarried men in the Purépecha (Tarascan) town of San Juan Nuevo Parangaricutiro, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Ethnographic data suggest that the dance is an abstract representation of the biblical visit of the Magi, the underlying metaphor of which the dancers enact in order to express their masculinity and court their sweethearts. Examining possible reasons for the failure of the many… 

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