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.
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!!
to the global pandemic, All upcoming Live shows and 2020-21 tour dates have been postponed.
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 email@example.com 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!
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!
** October 10th- La Mezcla’s Video performance “La Cosecha” will be featured on the Life is Living Festival’s Theater Stage!
**Monday, October 6th- Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla present “CONNECTING COMMUNITIES WITH FUNDERS” A Community Forum **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! **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”
**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. **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 ***Paseo Artistico @ Dance Mission 4/14/18- A great community event! *** SOMArts Dia de los Muertos opening reception 10/6/18
***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.