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LOS ANGELES—Gratitude Ceremony by Danza Mexica Círculo Ajolote

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 am6:00 am


LOS ANGELES—Participants will experience and observe Circulo Ajolote’s ​Ceremonia de Gratitud ​ /Gratitude Ceremony honoring the essence of indigenous Gratitude ways. This Danza Mexica ceremony is open to the public and Danza Mexica Cultural practitioners are invited to participate. Danza Mexica also known as Aztec Dancing is a cultural dance tradition widely practiced throughout California and nationwide with origins dating back to ancient Mesoamerican ceremonies of Mexico and Central America. We welcome you to visit Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural’s booth for information about how to connect with indigenous ways and practices. Circulo Ajolote is a community-based group of traditional native dance from Central Mexico known as Danza Azteca or Danza Mexica. The creation and purpose of Ajolote is to provide and expose the Los Angeles community to the healing and harmony experienced through the practice of ancestral song, dance, and music of the Nahauatl speaking people of Mexico. Circulo Ajolote was founded in 2006 and practices at North Hollywood Park, CA. Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstores is honored to launch this project called The Indigenous in Us: Embracing Ancestral Knowledge & Sharing the Beauty of Practice. Danza Mexica and the Essence of Gratitude is part of our series of free public cultural events. Showcasing Northeast San Fernando Valley community-based indigenous practices of Native Mexica and local Native American groups benefit individual and social wellbeing through the sharing of ancestral knowledge and arts. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9am-1pm North Hollywood Recreational Park (​Behind Amelia Earhart Branch Library) 5211 Tujunga Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601 For more information, go to ​ or contact Melissa Sanvicente, Project Director, 818-939-3433, This program is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.


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Melissa Sanvicente
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