Pachuquísmo is a New England Foundation for the Arts 2019 National Dance Production grantee. Tour Subsidies are available for presenters throughout the United States for the touring period 2020- 2022.
Pachuquísmo portrays the experiences of the female experiences of the 1940’s Zoot Suit Riot era through tap dance, Mexican zapateado, live Jazz music, traditional Son Jarocho music (from Veracruz, Mexico) and video. With a 9-person, all-female cast donning full zoot suits, the performance challenges gender roles and pulls the narrative of the Zoot Suit Riots out of the male-centered context. A multi-disciplinary show, Pachuquísmo explores history, culture, and rhythm through the lense of the Mexican American pachucas that American society tried to overlook.
Pachuquísmo is available for full presentations, lecture-demos, residencies, talks and lectures, workshops and master classes.
For more info about touring subsidies and company activities, please contact LaMezclaSF@gmail.com or use the contact page.
Clips from the debut of Pachuquísmo at Brava Theater, San Francisco, October 2019.