Pachuquísmo

Brava Presents La Mezcla in

Pachuquísmo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 8PM with post-performance reception
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 8PM with post-performance discussion with the artists

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
$35 reserved orchestra
$25 reserved mezzanine

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Join Brava! for Women in the Arts when we present La Mezcla in Pachuquísmo, an all-female exploration of the untold story of Chicanas during the 1940s Zoot Suit Riots through Tap dance, Mexican Zapateado, Son Jarocho, Jazz music, spoken word and archival video.

While most accounts on the Zoot Suit Riots relate the struggles of the male Pachucos, their female counterparts, Las Pachucas, are rarely heard from. Pachuquísmo explores this living history and culture of Mexican-American women and girls with a cast of nine female musicians, Tap dancers and Son Jarocho dancers. The development of the work has been deeply rooted in historical and cultural research of the time period, including art exhibits in Los Angeles and “The Woman in the Zoot Suit,” by Dr. Catherine Ramirez.

Performers include Vanessa Sanchez, Sandy Vasquez, Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Kirsten Millan, Monica Fimbrez, Caroline Chung, Marina Garza and Elena de Troya.

 

La Mezcla presents Pachuquismo

Saturday, September 15th-Sunday, September 16th, 2018

La Mezcla presents Pachuquismo, an all-female Tap and Son Jarocho performance of Chicanx culture, Pachucas and the Zoot Suit Riots. Featuring Chicana poly-rhythms, live music, and video, this work explores the role of the Pachuca in the 1940’s and examining systemic racism and the struggles communities of color continue to face today. Choreography and Direction by Vanessa Sanchez.

Performers include Alisa Guardiola, Caroline Chung, Elena de la Troya, Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Maria Anaya, Monica Fimbrez, Sandy Vasquez and Vanessa Sanchez.

La Mezcla

La Mezcla presents Pachuquismo

Saturday, September 15th-Sunday, September 16th, 2018

La Mezcla presents Pachuquismo, an all-female Tap and Son Jarocho performance of Chicanx culture, Pachucas and the Zoot Suit Riots. Featuring Chicana poly-rhythms, live music, and video, this work explores the role of the Pachuca in the 1940’s and examining systemic racism and the struggles communities of color continue to face today. Choreography and Direction by Vanessa Sanchez.

Performers include Alisa Guardiola, Caroline Chung, Elena de la Troya, Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Maria Anaya, Monica Fimbrez, Sandy Vasquez and Vanessa Sanchez.

 


BRUJA

Bruja

by Vanessa Sanchez/La Mezcla
featuring bien firme

SAT, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 5 PM
FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE!
EASTSIDE CULTURAL CENTER

“Pachuquismo, mixing Son Jarocho and Tap Dance with soulful Mexican musical rhythms, Bruja reinvents and regains the Latina-Xicana Power.

“Bruja” is a theater performance showcasing and empowering Xicanas and Latina women of the Bay Area through rhythm, music, and dance. An exploration of the history of the Xicana experience through non-stereotypical artistic expression with a cultural and historical context spanning from the 1940’s (early Xicana history) through today.

SUPPORTED IN PART BY the Akonadi Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Building Demand for the Arts initiative, and Dancers’ Group’s CA$H Grant.”

 

Terrestrial Footprints Part 2 (Creation Story)

TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS PART 2 (CREATION STORY)


JUNE 2 & 3, 8PM
ALENA MUSEUM, WEST OAKLAND

  

2725 MAGNOLIA STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94607
TICKETS $15-35,

In advance HERE or cash at the door

  

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ARTIST Q & A FOLLOWING FRIDAY PERFORMANCE

  

Terrestrial Footprints Part 2 (Creation Story) (#TFP2) is an evening-length premiere choreographed and performed by Cherie Hill IrieDance with artists Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Andreina Maldonado, Hope McManus, and Rose Rothfeder featuring live dub music by Brizion Dubwize.

​Moving through vortexes, glitches, and the space between time, TFP2 tells the story of five female constellations and their descent to earth. Choreography focuses on sound effects found in dub reggae music, vibration and reverberation, echo, time-lapse, and abstraction.

Cherie Hill began choreographing to dub music in 2011 after attending her first full soundsystem event at the USA Roots Reggae Dub Expo. The driving beats, pleasantly distorted effects, and booming bass that called for earthy, pulsating dance caused her body to explode, and she immediately began to improvise and choreograph to dub rhythms. In 2012 she started Dub Dance Project; a series of site-specific dance videos, and performed Dub Dance Live at the Black Choreographer’s Festival. Terrestrial Footprints premiered in Oakland June 2015 with TFP2 dancers and dub music created by Brizion, rearranged by Peter Lionheart. 

Hill’s experiment with contemporary dance, African aesthetics, and improvisation continues with TFP2, a prequel to the first. This works soars deep into the essences of dub sounds and music, a hybrid of African/Caribbean/European influences, and replicates sound effects on the dancing body through a feminist lense. Hill exclaims, “I see the potential of this music to display emotions, celestial awakenings, and heightened consciousness …as an artist I am eager to tap into its power for storytelling and abstraction.”

Slick Babbling, Take 3

Slick Babbling, Take 3

Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016 | 8pm

SAFEhouseArts, 1 Grove st. @ Market, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Slick Babbling, Take 3 is a series of short dance pieces, each inspired by a separate scientific concept and/or it’s discovery. These short dances aim to translate scientific/mathematical formula into choreographic system as a jumping off point for creative interpretation”

Presented by RAW (resident artist workshop)

SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, Saving Art From Extinction

Muffled Corners

Slick Babble Dance Project presents:

Muffled Corners

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Berkeley City Ballet, 1800 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94703

July 30, 2016 | 8pm

July 31, 2016 | 2pm

Tickets sliding scale $15-25 in advance or at the door

Muffled Corners is a presentation of contemporary dance produced by Slick Babble Dance Project. A family-friendly buffet of short dance pieces, this performance will feature three new dance works by Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban alongside choreography by special guests Amelia Eisen and Kim Ip. These featured works explore Gonzalez-Beban’s choreographic philosophy through different lenses that range from the absurd realities of multiverse theory to the fiery physical expressions of the oppressed body.

A Day of Son Jarocho

On June 18, 2016, I performed Zapateado with Son de la Bahía in this exciting performance which also featured Sonando Sur and Tarimba.

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Sonando Sur / Sonando Norte:
A Day of Son Jarocho – Música Veracruzana

Saturday, June 18 3pm-12am

Join us for a day of Son Jarocho “Sonando Sur / Sonando Norte” with workshops, concert and Fandango! Workshops include Zapateado dance, Jarana and requinto for various levels, followed by a live concert with different Son Jarocho groups from Veracruz and the Bay Area, highlighting the different aspects and interpretations of Son Jarocho music from the south of Veracruz, Mexico. Bring your instruments and dancing shoes and join us for an open FANDANGO after the concert!

 

WORKSHOPS: 3-5PM / LOCATION: @ MCCLA / PRICE: $15 FOR ONE CLASS OR $20 FOR TWO
Learn to play the Jarana and Requinto, and dance Zapateado Veracruzano!
• Beginning Jarana / Intermediate 3pm-4:00pm
• Requinto 3pm-4:00pm
• Zapateado 4:00pm-5pm
• Jarana Intermediate / Advanced 4:00pm-5pm
• Concert: 8pm – 10pm | Admission: ADV $18, DOOR $20

From Veracruz : Sonando Sur Claudio Vega from Los Vega Group, Diego Lira from Son del Valle, and Esthér Cruz
From the Bay: Son de la Bahía | Tarimba Followed by a FANDANGO until midnight!

For More information visit: “Son de la Bahía” on Facebook

Paz: Fandango Urbano 2016

On June 12, 2016, I participated in PAZ: Fandango Urbano 2016

as a class assistant and performer.

During the culminating performance, I accompanied DíaPaSon with new  Zapateado choreographies arranged by Maria de la Rosa.

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Come enjoy the music,  dance and culture from Veracruz, Mexico in this Son Jarocho concert! Witness the debut of four new original compositions by DíaPaSon, sones from the 2014 PAZ: Fandango Urbano project and traditional son jarocho repertoire. DíaPaSon’s guest artist from Veracruz, Mexico: Tacho Utrera, and other surprise guests will participate!
This concert is part of a two-week artist residency of the Son Jarocho group DíaPaSon at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. The artists will share a cross-cultural and cross-generational musical experience reflective of Bay Area urban fandango/son experience.
 
This series of events and workshops is commissioned by La Peña Cultural Center Berkeley and La Peña Austin and funded by NPN Creation Fund. 
 
ABOUT DíaPason
DíaPason is a collective of artists who are practitioners of folk music and dance, particularly the son jarocho, in the interest of promoting and preserving these cultural treasures. Gathered by María de la Rosa, these artists are active in the rich sonero community of the Bay Area and have collectively and individually studied the son art form with internationally renowned master artists of son jarocho and recently collaborated with them to create new repertoire. DíaPaSon often enjoys the privilege of having master artists from Mexico perform as guests in its programs. 
 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
PAZ: Proyecto A Zapatear was a 2011 collaboration between master son jarocho artist Rubí Oseguera Rueda of Veracruz and local artist María de la Rosa of the Bay Area. In 2014, the pair invited additional master artists Patricio Hidalgo Belli and Felix José “Liche” Oseguera Rueda from Veracruz and additional local artists Artemio Posadas, Hector Lugo, Kamakshi (Tania Rodriguez), and Devin Valdez to form an artistic team that produced PAZ: Fandango Urbano. The team collectively created four new sones that are based on the contemporary Bay Area experience; have universal themes; are rooted in the son tradition; and are an invitation to others to add their voices to them over time. Their themes speak to the historical impact of the Gold Rush on the forming of the Bay Area; the expansivecommunity efforts in the fight for food justice, the growing concern for quality care and safe neighborhoods for children and a whimsical look into the altered reality of the American dream through the eyes of recent immigrants to the area.

SBDP at the LevyDance Salon!

SBDP at the LevyDance Salon!

Slick Babble Dance Project participated in The Salon on May 7th, 2016. Performance at 9pm, followed by a post-showcase dance party!

Tickets $10 at the door, or in advance here.

LevyStudio, 19 Heron St., San Francisco, CA  94103

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“Now in it’s eighth year, the Salon is a quarterly performing arts showcase. Ten Bay Area artistsof various disciplines are offered ten free hours of studio space to play, take risks, explore, and collaborate. Each artist or group shares five minutes of new work at this Saturday evening art extravaganza. Comfy couches, free snacks, cheap cash bar, and an eclectic line-up make for one of the best performance viewing experiences in town. Stay and shake it at the Salon’s raucous post-showcase party!”