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Navidad en el Barrio
December 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10.00
For the seventeenth consecutive year Danza Floricanto/USA presents its tribute to the company’s Mexican traditions of the Christmas Holidays with its Navidad program, this year entitled Navidad en el Barrio. While celebrating our new home in Boyle Heights in the historic Casa del Mexicano we will continue to feature the rich traditions of our Mexican community through music and dance. Through this joyous activity, this year we will also be celebrating our community’s resilience and ability to thrive during these very challenging times. Floricanto’s Navidad En El Barrio will take place on Saturday, December 18th AT 7:00 PM. To purchase tickets go to: www.danzafloricantousa.org/store-1. Or contact Floricanto at 213-466-2611.
As in years past, Navidad en el Barrio celebrates the traditional music and dance styles of Mexico, but with a new vibrancy. The dance selections will range from the beatiful dances of Yucatan and the regal and virtuosic dances of turn of the century Mexico, known as the Porfiriato. This year, as a tribute to the spirit of survival and ability to thrive under grueling circumstances, Floricanto will include Flirtations, a contemporary suite, as part of this program. The program will also include the traditional dances from Jalisco. And of course, Floricanto’s long time musical collaborators, Mariachi Mexicapan, led by Ray Medina, will round out the festivities throughout the Navidad en el Barrio performance.
The Floricanto Institute , the teaching arm of the organization continues to flourish as well. So they will be featured in this program with the regions of Yucatan, Chiapas, Sinaloa and Norteño. The evening will culminate when the children in the audience are invited to join Floricanto in the traditional breaking of the piñata.
This joyful production is the perfect family choice for celebrating and sharing our community’s Mexican heritage during the holidays without leaving home. Invite your mom, your dad, your children and grandchildren to watch with you and make this your own tradition for the Holidays in Southern California.