Danza Floricanto/USA: Un Zapateado Chicano Explores Mexican Traditional Dance
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Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
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What a wonderful folkloric group: great dancers; simple yet effective staging (the better to show off the dancing); varied & colorful costumes; excellent musicians and singers. I have never hear of this group before but you can bet that I will see them every chance I get! I was particularly struck by the sense of "family" that the group exhibited. "Viva la Danza Floricanto/USA"!
Strongly influenced by the Afro Caribbean rhythms from Veracruz, Mexico, Un Zapateado Chicano explores Gema Sandoval's Chicano voice in dance. In direct opposition to the very symmetrical sounds of traditional Mexican folk music, the syncopated sounds of Veracruz provide the inspiration for the rhythms that Floricanto explores in this two hour production where dancers become part of the music by establishing percussive dialogues with musicians and, together, explore the connections that exist in the rhythms of our global cultures.