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FLORICANTO DANCE THEATRE

Application ID

LI-19-7366

Application Type

Local Impact

Approved Grant Amount

Project Description

Founded in 1975 and incorporated in 1979, Danza Floricanto/USA aka Floricanto Dance Theatre is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los Angeles and the first Mexican folk dance touring company native to the United States. Under the artistic direction of Gema Sandoval, the 44 year old company presents authentically staged, fully researched and colorfully costumed dances representing the folkloric traditions of Mexico. Our mission is to preserve the Mexican culture, validate it as a cultural expression of the Latino people in the American Southwest; to continue awareness for it through the medium of music and dance; and finally, to explore ways in which it can connect with mainstream American culture.

Organization Summary

Founded in 1975 and incorporated in 1979, Danza Floricanto/USA aka Floricanto Dance Theatre is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los Angeles and the first Mexican folk dance touring company native to the United States. Under the artistic direction of Gema Sandoval, the 44 year old company presents authentically staged, fully researched and colorfully costumed dances representing the folkloric traditions of Mexico. Our mission is to preserve the Mexican culture, validate it as a cultural expression of the Latino people in the American Southwest; to continue awareness for it through the medium of music and dance; and finally, to explore ways in which it can connect with mainstream American culture.

Organization

FLORICANTO DANCE THEATRE

Address

2900 Calle Pedro Infante

Los Angeles

Phone

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