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Young Audiences of Houston Presents: Danza Azteca Splendor!
September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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. Featuring the Calmecac Indigenous Organization.
Audience members 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. 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.
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.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!
Daytime performances are non-ticketed and seating is done on a first come, first served basis. If you are a large school group, please fill out our School Group Attendance Form here.
We thank you for your cooperation.
The show goes on rain or shine.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.