Friday, September 22, 2023: Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA. Free! Click here for more info!

Saturday, September 30, 2023: Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. San Jose, CA. Click here for ticket info.

SAve the date: La Mezcla Events in the Bay Area!

Saturday, August 26, 2023: Dance & Rhythm With La Mezcla @ Tarrea Hall Pittman South Branch in Berkeley, CA. Click here for more info.

Saturday August 26, 2023: Chicano Moratorium @ Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland, CA. Click here for more info.

“GHostly Labor: A Dance Film” Screenings through 2023! 

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Catch us on theater screens throughout January & February 2023 making our premieres in Norway, Los Angeles, Miami, Reno & New York’s Lincoln Center! Click here for the full list of screenings and panel discussion info!

Past Events

BAck by Popular Demand- Pachuquísmo 2023!

Click here for info & tickets for the San Francisco Show @ Brava Theater!

Click here for info & tickets for our New York Debut @ Lincoln Center!


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We are excited to kick off the year with a weeklong long development residency at Brava Theater January 9-14th, culminating in an In-Progress Showing and Talkback! Join us for a sneak peek of new musical and choreographic content. Click here for more info. 

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November 22 Bay Area Events

11/5, 2pm– Vivan los Muertos @ Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland

11/6, 6:30pmSF Dance Film Festival @ Brava Theater, San Francisco

11/17-19, 8pm– Guest Artists for USF Performing Arts & Social Justice Fall Showcase, San Francisco

Pachuquísmo @ Green Music Center, Sonoma

Pachuquísmo at Cara Mía Theater, Dallas

“Ghostly LAbor: a Dance Film” in the SANS SOUCI FILM FESTIVAL in Boulder, Colorado Sept 2-4, 2022 & online Sept 15-25, 2022

La Mezcla at Divine in i 9/10/22 Kapwa Gardens SF, click here. 

Pachuquísmo @ Dance Place, DC 8/13-14

Click here for our PillowTalk Interview


“Ghostly Labor: A Dance Film” featured in Fresh Meat Festival & Paseo Artistico June 2022!

2 FREE opportunities to see our new dance film- Brava Theater on June 18th @ 12pm as part of Paseo Artistico: Somos Esenciales ; the Fresh Meat Festival of Trans & Queer performance June 18th @ 7pm, and on demand June 20th-26th! 

PAchuquísmo in San Jose June 11th!


Join us in our San Jose debut for a special screening of “Ghostly Labor: A Dance Film” and an outdoor performance of Pachuquísmo! Click here.

UCSC STudent Production “A Place to Belong”

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May 13th- 15th & 19th-22nd: Check out UCSC Theater Arts Student Production “A Place to Belong,” Choreographed by Vanessa Sanchez and Directed by Kinan Valdez! Click here for more info. **La Mezcla Dancers pictured but not performing. 

Pachuquísmo at Central University of Arkansas!

April 7th, 2022: 10am Student Matinee & 7:30pm public performance with a talk led by Dr. Catherine Ramirez! Click for more info and to buy tickets!

Pachuquísmo & Ghostly Labor @ Brava theater 3/26 & 3/27!

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Saturday, March 26, 7:30pm & Sunday, March 27, 7:30pm

Pachuquísmo & the premiere of “Ghostly Labor: A Dance Film!

Lincoln Center presents “Ritmos & Movement with La Mezcla”


Sunday, March 13 from 2:00 pm–3:00 pm ET (Ages 8+) Join La Mezcla for an afternoon of virtual dance performances, live music and percussive dance choreography rooted in Tap Dance, Latinx traditions and social justice! Designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families. FREE!!

Vanessa Sanchez will be a part of Mexico’s Diplomado: Zapateado de son jarocho


Check out our ShowCase @ NPN Conference 1/31

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Yerba Buena Gardens, Thursday 11/11 @ 1:30pm

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Join us for an informal, in-progress showing of La Mezcla’s newest project “Ghostly Labor.” This is a culmination of La Mezcla’s 2-week development residency with Yerba Buena Gardens and Brava Theater, with support from our community partner Ayudando Latinos a Soñar (ALAS).

Dia de los muertos @ Hummingbird farm- 11/7 5pm


Join us and Hummingbird Farm in a community performance and gathering to honor our ancestor! Free & Outdoors.  

History Matters in the Mission 10/23


Trolley Dances 10/16 & 10/17


La Mezcla is excited to be a part of Epiphany Theater’s 18th annual Trolley Dances! Catch our scheduled performances along a San Francisco Muni line. Click here for more info.

NALAC National Latinx Summit 9/30 @ 1:30


Join Vanessa Sanchez as she co-moderates and speaks on the virtual panel “Our Dances Empower, Preserve and Connect Across Communities” as part of the NALAC National Summit. FREE! Click here to register.

Berkeley Public Library 9/18

Vanessa Sanchez and members of La Mezcla will lead a talk, performance and workshop as part of the Berkeley Library’s Social Justice series. Click here for info.

EastSide Arts alliance’s Live Arts in Resistance 8/17

“Power + Imagination + Latinidad + Indigeneidad,” a virtual conversation about historia, arte, feminismo, comunidad y autodeterminación! Facebook Live on Tuesday, 8/17 @ 7pm. 

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“Selections of Pachuquísmo” will be part of the Virtual Fresh Meat Festival 2021! 

Friday, June 18th @ 5pm PST: We are so excited to be a part of the 20th Anniversary of the Fresh Meat Festival of Transgender and Queer performance alongside so many amazing artists!  Click here to register, and click here to check out the festival announcement in Dance Magazine (check the cover photo)!

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Bay Area Dance on Film Drive In!

June 3rd @ 9pm PST, our KQED “If Cities Could Dance” mini-doc will be featured at the Fort Mason Drive In Theater! Click here to get tickets!

World Arts West hosts “Living Traditions,” a Virtual interview with Vanessa Sanchez

Join us Tuesday, May 18th, 7:30pm PST  Click here to join on Youtube or Facebook Live.

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The Yard Presents “An Afternoon with La Mezcla,” an interactive, family friendly virtual concert!

May 8th 12pm PST/ 3pm EST- Tune in to the virtual event that features a live host, live movement workshops and pre-recorded performances! Click here for tickets and to reserve your spot!!


La Luz Center presents a Cinco de Mayo Virtual Celebration!  

May 5th, 2021- La Mezcla is happy to connect with the Sonoma Valley community in this free, virtual event. Click here to watch the entire show!


Check out Vanessa Sanchez’s New Piece set on Arizona State University Students!

Vanessa has had the privilege of working with the amazing students at ASU for a 10-day virtual residency intensive. Check out her new Afro-Caribbean dance piece, “Lxs Ancestrxs,” inspired by our earth ancestors and the Orixa as elements of nature. This piece brings together Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban traditions and premieres in live and virtual performances 4/16-4/18. Original score by Pedro Gomez and poem by Sandy Vazquez. Click here for tickets. 

Selections of Pachuquísmo will be streamed on The Joyce Theater’s page Dec 7rd- Jan 3rd!

So honored and excited to announce that Pachuquísmo will be streaming on the Joyce Stream this month alongside great artists like Rennie Harris! Shout out to the community for supporting us, we streaking in New York City now!! Click here to check it out.


Connecting Communities with Improv: A Virtual improv session for percussive dance forms


Sunday, December 27th 5-6pm pst!
Since we can’t gather at a tap jam or fandango, come join our virtual improv session! Whether it’s tap dance, Zapateado of any tradition, Flamenco, Kathak or any other percussive dance form, bring your rhythms to share! All levels welcome! Supportive community vibes only. 💜💜

To participate, pick a 3-4 minute song for your improv and email us at or contact us here by Dec 26th to get the zoom link. During the improv session, each person will have their turn- you’ll play the music from your end and be spotlighted as you dance.

Vanessa Sanchez shares her dance pick for the Joyce theater Dec 6-12!

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Vanessa was asked to curate dance picks for the Joyce Theater for the week of Dec 6-12! Click here to see her picks.

Vanessa Sanchez debuts a new piece honoring ancestors in Dance Mission Theater’s event “Lifting the veil!”

November 2nd- Come down to the corner of 24th st and Mission in SF and look up! You’ll see some amazing performances in honor of Dia de los Muertos! Click here for details!

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** October 10th- La Mezcla’s Video performance “La Cosecha” will be featured on the Life is Living Festival’s Theater Stage!

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**Monday, October 6th- Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla present “CONNECTING COMMUNITIES WITH FUNDERS” A Community Forum

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**Sunday, August 16th, 2-3 PST/4-5 CDT- 15 Years of Katrina: Resistance & Movement Workshop Vanessa Sanchez is honored to lead a virtual workshop hosted by The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, commemorating 15 years since Hurricane Katrina.


**Friday, July 17th 6:30pm- Vanessa Sanchez is excited to lead a talk and dance workshop for Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity!

Screen Shot 2020-07-12 at 9.10.34 PM**Thursday, July 16th 6-7:30pm- Accion Latina presents Paseo Artistico: Art is Collective Action. La Mezcla is excited to perform a 7 minute piece in their first Livesteam event from Brava Theater.


**Friday, June 26 4:30pm-6pm- “Nuestra Fuerza,” a presentation that celebrates the voices of domestic workers and laborers who continue the fight for dignity and social justice. Featuring La Mezcla and Vanessa Sanchez’s work as a collaborator on the project.


**June 12th. 4pm, MACLA’s “Stories from La Sala” series- Join Vanessa Sanchez free 45-min tap demo and workshop!

**March 23rd, The Isadora Duncan Awards Ceremony @ Brava Theater (postponed)

**March 6th, 7pm, SFAI Main Gallery: “Desde allí Desda allá,” in collaboration with visual artist Ana Teresa Fernandez, Poet Leticia Hernandez and the amazing artists of Creativity Explored!

**February 11th, 8-10pm, FREE: Vanessa Sanchez will be performing a short Afro-Cuban Folkloric set at Kimbara’s in San Francisco alongside some amazing musicians!

**Monica Maria’s Album Release Party- January 12, 2020 at 6:30pm @ Brava Cabaret, San Francisco

**November 8th Dance Mission Theater’s Anniversary @ Herbst Theater, SF

**November 1st @ Thatcher Gallery USF in honor of Chicano artist & legend Rene Yañez!

**October 24th, A series of workshops and an excerpt of Pachuquísmo @ CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo


**October 18th & 19th, 8pm- Brava Presents “Pachuquísmo”

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**Paseo Artistico @ Brava Theater Cabaret, October 12th, 3pm

**In the Works, featuring an in progress showing of new work “Ghostly Labor” @ MACLA in San Jose, March 22nd, 2019


**Pachuquisma Symposium @ CSU Channel Islands, March 1st


**Vanessa Sanchez featured in FLACC  November 9-11 with “La Llorona,” a piece that explores the Mexican legend while challenging white supremacy, toxic masculinity and violence against women.

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**Life is Living Festival at deFremery Park 10/13/18


**SOMarts Dia de los Muertos exhibit opening night 10/12/18


**La Mezcla presents Pachuquismo @ Dance Mission Theater, 9/15 & 9/16


**Paseo Artistico! Saturday 8/11, 4pm @ Dance Mission Theater!

** Baile en la Calle @ the Latin Rock House 5/6/18- Produced by Brava Theater

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***Paseo Artistico @ Dance Mission 4/14/18- A great community event!


*** SOMArts Dia de los Muertos opening reception 10/6/18

Backstage at Somarts

***I am amazed by the turn out for BRUJA by Vanessa Sanchez / La Mezcla at East Side Arts Alliance. I feel honored to have had such chignona performers as Las Bomberas, Bien Firme, Chulita Vinyl Club and the women of Pachuquismo (La Mezcla) holding it down on stage; not only putting on a powerful show, but also telling the story of the Chicana/Latina experience and representing for Mujeres of Color in percussion and dance. Muchas gracias to the East Side staff, Dancers’ Group and Akonadi Foundation for making things happen and continuing to support local artists. Thank you to everyone who came out, who sent bendiciones, who helped spread the word, who performed and who held everything down behind the scenes; such an amazing community! Having a long time vision successfully come to life and receive such amazing support (and a packed house) is beyond words. Thank you for all the love.

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***Summer Feast in Dos Rios 7/1/17
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