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Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Nuestras Voces: Retelling Our Stories

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Featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company and Mariachi Azteca de América, Nuestras Voces: Retelling Our Stories is a culturally significant dance production that sets out to unveil the hidden stories of our Mexican American Leaders.

Over its 32 years, the Guadalupe Dance Company has made it a priority to give the Mexican American voice a place in its vast repertoire of original choreography. Fusing traditional Folklorico dance with contemporary themes and movement, Nuestras Voces rediscovers historical leaders in the Mexican American community whose contributions and leadership paved the way for change. Nuestras Voces takes audiences on a journey of enlightenment and empowerment through original choreography collectively created by members of the Guadalupe Dance Company.

The production will showcase the undeniable resiliency of Mexican-American leaders whose stories are not well known or taught to the community. Inspired by the success of the Dance Company’s original production Soy Malintzin, which was commissioned by the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2022, the dancers felt it was an important next step to take this year. They were compelled to find a way to empower each other, the Guadalupe Academy students, and the community with knowledge of Mexican American history through movement, dance, and art. The intention is to give these stories a new audience and feature them on stage through dance, music and theater.

Featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company and Mariachi Azteca de América, Nuestras Voces: Retelling Our Stories is a culturally significant dance production that sets out to unveil the hidden stories of our Mexican American Leaders.

Over its 32 years, the Guadalupe Dance Company has made it a priority to give the Mexican American voice a place in its vast repertoire of original choreography. Fusing traditional Folklorico dance with contemporary themes and movement, Nuestras Voces rediscovers historical leaders in the Mexican American community whose contributions and leadership paved the way for change. Nuestras Voces takes audiences on a journey of enlightenment and empowerment through original choreography collectively created by members of the Guadalupe Dance Company.

The production will showcase the undeniable resiliency of Mexican-American leaders whose stories are not well known or taught to the community. Inspired by the success of the Dance Company’s original production Soy Malintzin, which was commissioned by the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2022, the dancers felt it was an important next step to take this year. They were compelled to find a way to empower each other, the Guadalupe Academy students, and the community with knowledge of Mexican American history through movement, dance, and art. The intention is to give these stories a new audience and feature them on stage through dance, music and theater.

WHEN

WHERE

Historic Guadalupe Theater
1301 Guadalupe St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
https://guadalupe2023.eventive.org/schedule/64f0ca6a919ced08dc6a20cc

TICKET INFO

$15-$32.56

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