“Danzacuentos: Voz, Cuerpo y Raices” Panel Discussion
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Sept. 17, 5pm Pacific
Danzacuentos: Voz, Cuerpo y Raices (Dance Stories: Voice, Body and Roots) is an online exhibit featuring bilingual interviews with Latin American and Indigenous dance makers. Offered both in Spanish and English, the exhibit offers portraits of Snowflake Calvert (formerly Snowflake Towers), sisters Dulce and Marianna Escobedo, Cinthia Perez Navarro and Lyvan Verdecia.
On September 17 at 5pm PT, the first live event around the exhibit will be streamed online. It’s a panel discussion featuring the participating artists in conversation with Mario Ismael Espinoza, David Herrera and Karla Quintero, three leaders in dance who have teamed up to expand public awareness around the diversity of experiences, identities and challenges that exist among artists with Latin American and Indigenous heritage.
Language interpretation in English and Spanish will be offered at the panel discussion, and tickets are $0 – $50 on a sliding scale.
About the Artists:
Snowflake Calvert is a Two-Spirit artist of Yaqui, Raramuri and Tzotzil Mayan heritage. She currently serves as the president of Queers United for Intersectional Liberation, producing events throughout California and Oregon.
Sisters Dulce and Marianna Escobedo Munoz are the founders of the Conservatorio de Danza Mexico, whose mission is to offer professional, multidisciplinary training to dancers in Tijuana, Mexico. They also co-direct the Festival Internacional de Danza Veinte Once.
Cinthia Perez Navarro is a dancer, teacher and independent performance maker originally from Puebla, Mexico. She currently teaches at the Body Mind Movement School in Mexico, the Centro de Estudios Superiores Sisti and the Ibero-American University at Puebla where she is head of Contemporary Dance.
Lyvan Verdecia, a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award, was born in Havana, Cuba. He’s currently serving his fourth season with Ballet Hispanico.
Presented by HMD’s The Bridge Project