The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the premiere of “Nuestras Voces: Retelling our Stories.” Featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company and Mariachi Azteca de América, this culturally significant dance production 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 our Mexican American leaders whose stories are not well known or taught to our 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.
The Guadalupe Dance Company created a new class this year for current Academy students called “Storytelling through Dance” to train students to continue the Dance Company’s legacy of this type of creative, original work. One of the pieces on Jovita Idar will include some of the work that emerged from the class.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization. Located in the heart of San Antonio’s Westside, the Guadalupe is one of the
largest community-based, multidisciplinary organizations in the U.S. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center cultivates, promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary
Chicano, Latino and Native American arts and culture through multidisciplinary programming. Through Chicano, Latino and Native American arts and culture, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center revolutionizes how we imagine the world.
Friday, October 13, 2023 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Guadalupe Theater
1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207
To purchase tickets, please visit: https://guadalupe2023.eventive.org/schedule/64f0ca6a919ced08dc6a20cc
Tier 1 (Individual Seat) – $30
Tier 2 (Individual Seat) – $30
Tier 3 (Individual Seat) – $25
Tier 4 (Individual Seat) – $15
Tables of 4 – $150