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Alma Latina at The ArtBank of Southside Virginia
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Alma Latina at The ArtBank of Southside Virginia

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We are pleased to bring this wonderful production to The ArtBank of Southside Virginia


Alma Latina
(Latin Soul)

From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the polished elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture.

CELEBRATING THE RHYTHMS THAT INFLUENCED THE MUSIC, DANCE AND HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA, ALMA LATINA HONORS THE NATIVE ESSENCE OF HISPANIC CULTURE, HOW THIS SPIRIT HAS FOUND EXPRESSION THROUGH TIMES OF OPPRESSION AND HOW IT HAS TRIUMPHED IN OUR MODERN GLOBAL SOCIETY.

Alma Latina celebra la música, danza e historia de nuestra Latino America.


Alma Latina is a family-oriented dance-theater production celebrating the history that influenced the rhythm, music and dance of Latin America. Through salsa, mambo, tango, flamenco and reggae, the unique, powerful and passionate artists of the Latin Ballet of Virginia will weave tradition, culture and politics into a tapestry of understanding for the soul (Alma), the people and the history of Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain

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El Dia de los Muertos at Pro-Art
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

El Dia de los Muertos at Pro-Art

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We are so happy to be able to bring this wonderful performance to Pro-Art.

We will be performing a school show at 11:00 and a full production at 7:00pm

Based on the Mexican holiday which brings communities together to remember
and celebrate loved ones who have passed.

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of one of the most traditional Mexican festivities. This Aztec ritual and commemoration started at least 3,000 years ago. It is a festive interaction that embraces the cycle of life. Mesoamerican natives, African-Americans and Spanish blend their traditions during the celebration.


WHAT IS THE DAY OF THE DEAD?

More than 500 years ago, when Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing for at least 3,000 years, a ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate.

 

The Spaniards considered the ritual to be sacrilegious and perceived the indigenous people to be barbaric and pagan. In their attempts to convert the Aztecs to Catholicism, the Spaniards tried to eliminate the ritual. But like the old Aztec spirits, the ritual refused to die. To make the ritual more "Christian," the Spaniards moved its date to coincide with All Saints’ Day on November 1st and All Souls’ Day on November 2nd. Previously, El Día de los Muertos fell on the ninth month of the Aztec Solar Calendar, near the beginning of August, and was celebrated for the entire month. Festivities were presided over by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, known as Lady of the Dead, who was believed to have died at birth.

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Kiss of the Bee at The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen
Mar
19
to Mar 22

Kiss of the Bee at The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen

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El Beso de la Abeja

(THE KISS OF THE BEE)

Show Schedule: 
March 19-22, 2019

The Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060

Thursday, March 19 at 10:30am & 12:30 pm (Field Trip for schools)
Friday, March 20 at 10:30am & 12:30 pm (Field Trip for schools)


Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 21 at 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm

For more details about school shows or group rates please call or email.

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