La Mezcla

La Mezcla is a polyrhythmic, multidisciplinary San Francisco-based dance and music ensemble rooted in Chicana, Latina and Indigenous traditions and social justice.

About

Founded in 2014 by Vanessa Sanchez, their work brings together Tap dance, Son Jarocho and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to bring the often unseen histories and experiences of communities of color to stages, streets and fields. Through elaborate rhythmic arrangements and choreography, performances by La Mezcla cross musical genres and dance styles.

Find them at https://vanessasanchez.net/lamezcla/

 

 

La Mezcla es un ensamble de danza y música polirrítmico y multidisciplinario con sede en San Francisco con raíces en las tradiciones chicana, latina e indígena, así como la justicia social.  Fue fundado en el 2014 por Vanessa Sanchez, y su obra reúne el tap, el son jarocho y los ritmos afrocaribeños para llevar a los escenarios, las calles y los campos las historias y experiencias, a menudo invisibles, de las comunidades de color. A través de elaborados y rítmicos arreglos y coreografías, las presentaciones de La Mezcla cruzan géneros musicales y estilos de danza.

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Agenda

Oct
20
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 3: Meet Me There
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
19
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 2: A Story of We
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
18
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 1: A Story of Now

The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell.