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Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla

August 17 @ 6:00 pm

Dancers perform on the outdoor stage at Jacob's Pillow.
Photo by Christopher Duggan

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 Dance/USA Artist Fellow Vanessa Sanchez, the grassroots group brings together Tap, Son Jarocho, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to share the often unseen histories and experiences of communities of color on stages, streets, and fields.

In their Jacob’s Pillow debut, the company will perform selections from Pachuquísmo, a multi-disciplinary, rhythmic performance with a live band that unveils a forgotten history of Mexican-American female youth and explores the struggles that communities of color continue to face today, through a blend of tap dance, Mexican zapateado, Son Jarocho music and jazz.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022 will bring 20 shows running for one night only on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.

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Event Details

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Date:
August 17
Time:
6:00 pm
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Event Location

Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA
(413) 243-0745

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