For the eighteenth consecutive year Danza Floricanto/USA presents its tribute to the company's Mexican traditions of the Christmas Holidays with its Christmas program, this year entitled Navidad en el Barrio. Through this program we continue to feature the rich traditions of our Mexican community through music and dance. This year we will also be celebrating our community’s resilience and ability to thrive during these very challenging times. Floricanto’s Navidad En El Barrio will take place on Saturday, December 10th AT 7:30 PM. To purchase tickets go to: www.danzafloricantousa.org/store-1. Or contact Floricanto at 213-466-2611.
As in years past, Navidad en el Barrio celebrates the traditional music and dance styles of Mexico, but with a new vibrancy. The dance selections will range from the beatiful dances of Yucatan and boisterous and virtuosic dances of Zacatecas. Floricanto will also pay tribute to the Virgen de Guadalupe with their Conchero dancing, a centuries old tradition that continues in the atrium of the Mexican Basilica of the same name. The program will also include the traditional dances from Jalisco. And of course, Floricanto's long time musical collaborators, Mariachi Mexicapan, led by Ray Medina, will round out the festivities throughout the Navidad en el Barrio performance.
The Floricanto Institute, the teaching arm of the organization continues to flourish as well. They will be featured in this program in the region of Yucatan. And they will participate in the Jalisco suite in El Jarabe Tapatio. As in past years, the evening will culminate when the children in the audience are invited to join Floricanto in the traditional breaking of the piñata.
This joyful production is the perfect family choice for celebrating and sharing our community's Mexican heritage during the holidays without leaving home. Invite your mom, your dad, your children and grandchildren to watch with you and make this your own tradition for the Holidays in Southern California.