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Houston Aztec Dance & Drum

Sep 19, 2016
11 a.m.

6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States

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Phone: 281-FREE-FUN or 281-373-3386

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Experience the world of Ancient Mexico in this multi-disciplinary performance of traditional Aztec dancing, a form of dance that has been done in private rather than public for nearly 40 years in the United States.

Audiences will learn about Aztec history, philosophy, language, culture, and foods that deliver a new way of looking at the world through Indigenous eyes. These concepts are expressed within the symbolism of movements, storytelling, drumming, and songs. The dances represent the elements of nature: the universal four directions of the earth and our connected human existence through the “circle” concept where wisdom, harmony, and culture meet with respect and equality.

Audience’s senses are delighted with colorful feathered headpieces, the sounds of conch shells, and shaking rattles, combined with the deep sound of the drums and high pitched ocarina flutes. These dances are based on the Pre-Columbian traditions of the Nahuatl-speaking Teotihuacanos/Mexi'ca and other indigenous nations of central Mexico, including the Otomi/Chichimeca nations of Queretaro.

Recommended for grades K-12

Produced by Young Audiences, Inc. of Houston

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