Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla present “CONNECTING COMMUNITIES WITH FUNDERS!”
A FREE, 3-PART SERIES THAT AIMS TO CONNECT GRANT ORGANIZATIONS WITH BAY AREA-BASED BIPOC, CULTURALLY-BASED DANCERS AND ARTISTS. Click for more info and to register!
to the global pandemic, All upcoming shows and 2020 tour dates have been postponed.
PAST EVENTS**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.