Alberto Montes

A graduate of the Mexican Folk Dance degree from the National School of Folk Dance of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (Escuela Nacional de Danza Folklórica del INBAL) and of the Sociology degree from the School of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Montes is currently studying a master’s degree in Art History at the School of Philosophy and Letters of the UNAM. They have collaborated on various dance creation and research projects, and have participated as a speaker at sociology, dance, and performance colloquia organized by the UNAM, the Mexican Academy of Dance, and the Complutense University of Madrid. Montes is author of two choreographies: Andanzas: diálogos entre memoria, historia y olvido (1968-2014) and ¿Cómo se zapatea un gol? They collaborated on the Dance and Border (Danza y Frontera) project presented in 2018 as part of the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Austria. Their lines of research-creation focus on problematizing the body in the practice of Mexican folk dance, as well as its relationship to national identity and memory. Their artistic research also looks at floor percussion in contemporary art.