La Mezcla

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La Mezcla is a polyrhythmic, multidisciplinary San Francisco-based dance and music ensemble rooted in Chicana, Latina and Indigenous traditions and social justice. Founded in 2014 by Vanessa Sanchez, their work brings together Tap dance, Son Jarocho and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to bring the often unseen histories and experiences of communities of color to stages, streets and fields. Through elaborate rhythmic arrangements and choreography, performances by La Mezcla cross musical genres and dance styles.

La Mezcla has been presented at SF Bay Area theaters and festivals including Brava! for Women in the Arts, Baile en la Calle, CubaCaribe, Dance Brigade’s Political Dance festival D.I.R.T., and EastSide Arts Alliance’s Live Arts in Resistance. They have performed at CSU Channel Island’s “Pachuca Symposium,” and held a residency of classes in Universisty’s dance and Chicano studies programs in October 2019. The held a technical residency at CSU Monterey Bay in January 2020, and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, were set to perform at Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Festival in August 2020 and Yerba Buena Garden’s Festival in October 2020. 

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