Danza Floricanto/USA continues its new 2017 dance series, Immigrant Stories, An American Journey by presenting eight different stories inspired by people who have made us proud through their lifelong commitment to the betterment of our community. These stories, like threads sewn into our American flag, unique, indispensable, integral and almost invisible, tell how this nation of immigrants are the essence of what "Makes America Great!" This one of a kind program will take place at the Rosenthal Theatre @ Inner City Arts on Saturday, February 10th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 pre sale and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets go to:
http://www.danzafloricantousa.org/store.php . For more information, please call us at 323-261-0385.
A strong tradition in contemporary Latin American Art is the use of a specific art form to reflect the current political climate and depict apparent injustices and oversights in a specific country or community. Floricanto makes use of this tradition, pairs it with folklorico footwork and gives it all a contemporary immediacy that reflects the unspoken personal sacrifices that have strengthened our communities over the past 80+ years. For this series, Gema Sandoval will share the choreographic stage with long time company members Christie Rios, and Roger Aguirre. Together they have created a danced kaleidoscope of stories told by members of the East Los Angeles community. "What we found" said Gema Sandoval, "is that each of these tales are representative of many of the people currently living here. In essence, the program is a danced homage to our whole community."
This program is the second of an ongoing series of danced performances that will continue to honor and celebrate the unspoken heroes of our community.
This production is the perfect family choice for celebrating our community's multi-faceted heritage. Bring your mom, your dad, your children and grandchildren so that we can honor our ancestors contributions while we celebrate each other.
Danza Floricanto/USA was founded in 1975 by Gema Sandoval as a professional dance company with the purpose of preserving Mexican culture, validate it as a cultural and artistic expression of the Latino people in the American Southwest, and create awareness and appreciation for it through live performance.
The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts, the home of Danza Floricanto/USA is a not for profit community arts space nestled in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of City Terrace. It offers its community after school programs in music and dance and its audiences affordable family programming with a Latino/Chicano perspective and a focus on Dance.
The Immigrant Stories An American Journey Program was made possible in part with funding from the California Arts Council's Local Impact Program and The OGP I program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:00PM to 10:00PM
Rosenthal Theatre @ Inner City Arts 720 Kohler Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
Price: $20 pre sale $25 at the door- $10 children (at the door only) Tickets website