‘Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas’

Friday -
December
25,
2020
7pm EST
Full-length Performance: 'Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas'

“Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” celebrates the holiday traditions experienced by a young person of Mexican immigrant parents growing up in New York City. Told with folk and contemporary dance and music, the unique story and production explores dual cultural identity experienced by young often 1st generation Americans. The young person lives traditions from Aztec-inspired dance to Christmas carols and tries to bring their two worlds together. In a dream, they imagine the fusion of Mariachi music with Tchaikovsky, folk dance with ballet, and the wonderment of their two cultures. But a tempting character preaches the separation of these customs, and the youngster must choose.

 

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