“Pachuquismo” is a finalist for the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Production Grant!
We are so excited to be on this amazing list of finalists! Click here to see the full list! Wish us luck for the final round!!
We got a California Arts Council Grant!
Brava for Women in the Arts received a California Arts Council Artist in Communities Grant for the development and presentation of “Pachuquismo” in Fall 2019! The funding will provide Vanessa Sanchez a residency at Brava Theater from June to August 2019 that will include rehearsal time, free community workshops and panels featuring Chicana Historians and Artists! Get all the details in the CAC’s latest press release: http://tiny.cc/CACGrants2019
Vanessa Sanchez is a 2019 Dance/USA Artist Fellow!
Vanessa is thrilled to be one of the 31 US artists who has received the fellowship to support the practice of working through dance to address social change! The fellowship was made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. For a full list of the fellows and info on their practices, click here!
CALL FOR UNDERSTUDIES
La Mezcla is seeking understudies for the theater performance “Pachuquismo” to be performed in San Francisco and Southern California in October 2019 with additional tour dates to follow. “Pachuquismo” is an all-female production that tells the Pachuca perspective of the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 through Tap Dance, Zapateado, Son Jarocho and live Jazz Music. While understudies may not perform in this run of the show, there are opportunities for performances and future touring dates in 2020.
Understudies needed include Tap dancers, Mexican Zapateado dancers with experience in Son Jarocho, Son Jarocho musicians with strong vocal abilities and Jazz musicians. Rehearsals begin August 2019. Understudies will be paid a stipend and will not need to attend all rehearsals.
Please send a description of your dance or music training, performance experience and a performance video to LaMezclaSF@gmail.com
Vanessa Sanchez received a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grant for 2018-2019!
Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla received a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures!