The Minerva Tapia Dance Group was created in 1995 in Tijuana, Mexico, under the direction of dancer and choreographer Minerva Tapia. A decade of intense work and the presentation of over forty projects in various forums in Mexico and abroad have earned the group recognition and awards both nationally and internationally. Constituting an essential reference for dance in the border region, the Minerva Tapia Dance Group, which includes dancers from both Mexico and the U.S., has developed choreographic works around multiple themes, including some that emerge from encounters between the United States and Mexico at the border. The group adopts a perspective that joins a trained eye with discipline and an enduring commitment to dance, a perspective that permits a careful balancing of dance art, choreographic narrative, and a re-created social context. Among its most notable choreographies are Juanas Little Machine, Flaquita, Caritina, and Illegal Border/Frontera Ilegal. The Minerva Tapia Dance Group has presented its works in Spain, Panama, Argentina, the United States, and Mexico.
Minerva Tapia Dance Group