Susan Cashion, Former Stanford Professor, Co-Founder of Mexican Dance Troupe, Dies

Susan Valerie Cashion, co-founder of the Los Lupenos dance company and former Stanford University dance director, died last week after stepping onto the path of an approaching commuter train, reported the San Jose [CA] Mercury News.

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Studio Director Ellen Werksman Finds Similarities between Mexican, U.S. Dance Students

Barrington, Illinois dance teacher, choreographer, and studio director Ellen Werksman recently returned from Cozumel, Mexico, where she was invited to teach a dance master class for the students at the “Jazz” Studio of Dance, reported the Barrington Courier-Review.

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Two Halves, One Whole

Dancers tell stories with movement. And the story that Half and Halves: A Dance Exploration of the Punjabi-Mexican Communities of California tells is no small tale: it tackles immigration, agriculture, xenophobia, ambition, and the necessity of love.

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