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723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX, 78207
723 S Brazos St, San Antonio, TX, 78207
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SYMPOSIUM: Folklorico Dance in Chicano Communities

Friday, October 7, 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Trinity University present Dance and Identity: A Symposium on Folklórico Dance in Chicano Communities at Trinity University in the William Knox Holt Conference Center, 106 Oakmont Court. This free symposium celebrates the history of folklorico dance and its impact on the Mexican American experience through the eyes of scholars, performers, directors and teachers. TO REGISTER, CLICK ON THIS LINK

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8 p.m.

In the evening, enjoy Chicana/o Historias dance performance by the Gabriela Mendoza-Garcia Ballet Folklorico at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St.  Using scholarly text, archival research, and ethnographic sources, Dr. Gabriela Mendoza-Garcia narrates a history of the Chicana/o people with traditional folklorico dance along with a choreographic fusion of zapateado, mambo, and flamenco rhythms to show how the Chicanas/os fought for farmworkers rights, created the Brown Berets to help fight social injustice, and used the arts to re-affirm their Mexican roots. Tickets are $30, $25, $20, $15, according to tiers.

Photo credit: Judith F. Baca(c)2008, “Danza de La Tierra” The Dallas Latino Cultural Center Mural image courtesy of the SPARC Archives

LAS DAMAS: ART, LOTERÍA Y POESÍA EN EL WESTSIDE

The Guadalupe Latino Bookstore Author Series Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2 pm.

Who: Writer Xelena Gonzalez & illustrator Adriana Garcia showcase Where Wonder Grows. Adriana provides a preview of her illustrations in The Turquoise Room by Monica Brown. 

What: Guadalupe Latino Bookstore Author Series

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 2 pm. FREE!

Where: Guadalupe Latino Bookstore at 1301 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207

Why: The West Side of San Antonio will become the epicenter for Latino Lit for Texas!  

NOTE: Xelena debuts Lotería Remedios series with rounds of loteria for the first 50 folks who rsvp at store@guadalupeculturalarts.org.

Celebrando Tradiciones with Guadalupe Dance Co & Mariachi Azteca de América

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 8 p.m

Join us for Celebrando Tradiciones, a performance of traditional Mexican folklorico dance by the Guadalupe Dance Company accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de América at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St. The presentation is sponsored by the City of San Antonio Diez y Seis de Septiembre Commission and AARP. It will showcase traditional dances from various states of México. Tickets are $30, $25, $20, $15, according to tiers.  Please call 210-271-3151 to reserve tables of 4 at $150 each. 

Photo credit: Edward Benavides

GUADALUPE CAMPUS COVID MEASURES: The Guadalupe continues to maintain all safety precautions. Masks are strongly encouraged while inside the Guadalupe Theater. Thank you for your help in caring for our community.

REGISTER FOR FALL DANCE & MUSIC CLASSES

FALL ACADEMY 2022
Fall dance and music classes for children, teens and adults in beginning, intermediate and advanced levels will begin August 16 and will run through December 15, 2022 at the Galería Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos St, 78207.  Students must be at least 4 years old to enroll in dance classes and at least 8 years old to enroll in music classes.
To register, please click the link below or contact our Education Director, Belinda Menchaca at belindam@guadalupeculturalarts.org or call 210-271-3151.

CELEBRATE DÍA DE LA RAZA WITH VIVA MI CULTURA

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6 p.m. 

The Guadalupe celebrates Día de la Raza with Viva Mi Cultura, a lecture and dance demonstration  featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company presenting traditional dances, costumes and music of México on Wednesday, October 12, 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Theater.  Audiences will have the opportunity to volunteer for a “mini” dance class on stage and ask questions about Mexican folklorico dance and being a dancer. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children and seniors. 

Photo credit: Richard Vasquez

TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL EN SAN ANTONIO 2023

Tejano Conjunto Festival 2023

The 41st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio is scheduled for May 17-21, 2023.  Stay tuned for the full line-up to be announced soon.

 

For more information about upcoming events, call (210) 271-3151.

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