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LOS ANGELES—Workshop: Danza Mexica and the Essence of Gratitude

July 6, 2019 @ 3:00 am5:00 am


LOS ANGELES—In this teachings workshop, participants will experience the essence of Gratitude expressed by Circulo Ajolote’s ​Ceremonia de Gratitud ​ /Gratitude Ceremony. It will acknowledge indigenous ways celebrating the abundance of the natural world and the sacred energies of the universe. This workshop on July 7th at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstores will include a history and meaning of the Danza Mexica tradition as practiced by Circulo Ajolote in the NorthEast San Fernando Valley. 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.

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 6, 2019, 10am-12pm

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

13197 Gladstone Ave. – Unit A, Sylmar, CA 91342

For more information, go to ​ www.tiachucha.org/essenceofgratitude or contact Melissa Sanvicente, Project Director, 818-939-3433, melissa@tiachucha.org

This program is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.


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Melissa Sanvicente