Bay Area high school students present and perform original dances inspired by Latin American music.
The Showcase will highlight an exciting array of talented teen performers including Dance Mission Theater‘s Grrrl Brigade in San Francisco, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts’ Mexican Music and Dance troupe in Richmond, San Francisco’s Marsh Youth Theater hip hop and Latin dance group, and high school dancers from SFUSD’s Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and Mission High School. The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (LJYE) of San Francisco will perform a musical piece at the end that invites the teen dancers and audience members up on stage for a final celebratory dance. Expect to see everything from Salsa to Latin-infused hip hop, from Mexican folk dancing to Brazilian belly dancing. Jesse “Chuy” Varela, KCSM 91.1 FM’s music director, will emcee the program.
Related Exhibition: American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
“American Sabor” was created by Experience Music Project and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.