I have been performing for over five years as the Co-founder of Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, Philadelphia’s only arts organization to teach indigenous Mexican culture, language and dance.
In 2007, highlights are at Kimmel Center Inc. for the performing Arts Academy of music, for the Summer solticio Ceremony, and “The Fall of the Bellybutton of the Moon” with Master Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, free for the community.
In 2006, highlights included “The Fall of the Bellybutton of the Moon” festival, a four-day master class in drumming and Clay Flute Making, by The Master Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, culminating in a performance at the Wilma Theater; and our performance at Philadelphia’s International House at the premiere of our documentary, produced with the help of Scribe Video.
In 2005, we performed Aztec Dance Ceremonies with other Native American groups, at the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, DC; for Hispanic Heritage Month at the State Capitol in Harrisburg; and in support of the Spirit of the Seventh Fire traveling Native American show.
The high point of 2004 was our Dance Ceremony for the opening of the Cacao exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Other Performance as guest:
The Fringe Festival: Mirror Dance Company: Fringe Live Arts Festival 9/2007
Principles of Uncertainty was created as a working model for large-scale multimedia events, utilizing scientific theories and structures to generate performative experiments from various creative disciplines. The work is adapted to each location, and incorporates dancers and musicians from the community.
Earth Charter Community Summit: University of the Arts: “Dystopia/Utopia + Elements of Change” 10/2006
Performance as main dancer and some choreography
Mexican Cultural Center: Lila Downs Benefit Performance 6/2005
Provided opening Aztec Drum performance for this show to Benefit college-boun Mexican high school students. In the Ethical Society building in Philadelphia.
“Carnivolution”:Tiberino Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2003-2007