La Mezcla is a polyrhythmic, San Francisco-based dance and music ensemble rooted in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous traditions and social justice. Founded by Vanessa Sanchez, their work mixes 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. This special performance for family audiences features original rhythmic choreography, traditional Mexican sones, and percussive patterns that will get your hands and feet moving for justice.
For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. We’re excited to share these short performances recorded by the artists themselves with your family at home.
Performed by: Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Alisa Guardiola, Kirsten Millan, Violeta Romero, Vanessa Sanchez, Sandy Vazquez
Music: “Oya Timba,” by Pedro Gomez, “La Guacamaya” and “El Buscapies,” traditional Son Jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico
Directed and Choreographed by Vanessa Sanchez
Filmed by John Jota Leaños
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LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian
Lincoln Center Education’s 2019-2020 performance season is made possible in part through endowment support from the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and The Walt Disney Company.Thanks to Our Supporters