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.
Click here for info on our current touring work, “Pachuquísmo.”
La Mezcla has been featured in KQED Arts, If Cities Could Dance and The Lincoln Center’s Virtual Concerts for Kids series. Their work has been presented at SF theaters and festivals including Brava! for Women in the Arts, CubaCaribe, Dance Brigade’s Political Dance festival D.I.R.T., and EastSide Arts Alliance’s Live Arts in Resistance. They were featured at CSU Channel Islands’ “Pachuca Symposium,” and held a residency of classes in the university’s dance and Chicano studies programs in October 2019. La Mezcla 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 Gardens Festival in October 2020.
To inquire about future events or for booking information, please visit the Contact page.