Brava Presents La Mezcla in
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
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.
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.
Slick Babbling, Take 3
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016 | 8pm
SAFEhouseArts, 1 Grove st. @ Market, San Francisco, CA 94102
“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
Slick Babble Dance Project presents:
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.