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Mirrored Mountains: A Panel on Mayan Language, Folktales, and Community around Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Friday, April 17, 2015
12:00 AM
Studio 2, Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Avenue

A place of great beauty and political trauma, Lake Atitlán is home to many indigenous Mayan communities who are the survivors of a long and brutal civil war.  Panelists will discuss the role of language and folktales in helping native communities create the fabric of cultural resilience and renewed identity.


Judith M. Maxwell
Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology
Tulane University

Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá
Professor of Linguistics
Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala

Janice C. Paul
Professor of Art
University of Michigan

Co-sponsored by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance


The School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s premiere performance of Sun & Shadows: A Guatemalan Tale Projected on North Campus – a giant shadow-puppet drama based on a Mayan folktale, light-projected on the  outside glass walls of the Walgreen Drama Center

Fri, 4/17 at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 pm      |     Sat, 4/18 at 8:30, 9:30 pm

Judith M. Maxwell, Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá, Janice C. Paul