Danza Floricanto/USA: Un Zapateado Chicano Explores Mexican Traditional Dance
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The last date listed for Danza Floricanto/USA: Un Zapateado Chicano was Saturday October 20, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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A great evening. This premiere performance was a wonderful window to Mexican history via music, song and dance. Production was first rate, with excellent performers, dancers, musicians and singers. This deserves a larger audience and I would love to see it shown to all K-12 kids (particularly latinos).
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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...continued
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.