Cuicacalli in collaboration with Dancing Earth present Tradition, Movimiento, y Pasión
Friday, December 1 – 7pm
Saturday, December 2 – 7pm
Sunday, December 3 – 4pm
Cuicacalli Dance Company in collaboration with Dancing Earth Creations is proud to present the three-day Dance Festival Tradition, Movimiento, y Pasión. The Festival features three separate programs:
Friday, December 1: 500 Years of Resistance
This program features contemporary Indigenous choreographies with themes of honoring Native land treaties and water rights; the renewal of ancestral ties though memory and dreaming; the spiritual, cultural and practical exploration of notions of renewable energy; diasporic resilience and resistance in solidarity with all struggles and commonality of people of color; and resistance prayers and protests tied to local issues advised by our California First Nations consultants.
Saturday, December 2: Mexico Tierra Sagrada
This program features a brilliant full-scale production of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano by Cuicacalli's Ballet Folklórico, as created and directed by Jesús "JACOH" Cortés, former soloist with Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, as well as select contemporary Indigenous choreographies. Also sharing the stage are the youth of Mariachi Juvenil "La Misión."
Sunday, December 3: Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza
The final performance presents a showcase of culminating work where students of all levels perform what they have been working on this year. This performance includes Classical Ballet, Hip-Hop, Folklórico, and a musical performance by the youth of Mariachi Juvenil "La Misión."