Dancing Elotes Press Release

Domingo (Sunday) 31 de Julio (July) del 2016

The Veronica Robles Cultural Center Announces Dancing Elotes

 

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2016

Released By: Veronica Robles Cultural Center

East Boston, MA

 

The Veronica Robles Cultural Center is excited to announce a new arts-integrated community project called Dancing Elotes. In a collaboration with sculptor Carolyn Lewenberg and with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Cities grant, our artist team will work with local youth to  serve elotes from a traditional bike cart that is used on the streets in Mexico and Central America, as a literal and conceptual vehicle for cross-cultural culinary, dance, and sculptural experiences.  At public workshops at the farmers market, participants will learn La Danza del Permiso (to request permission from mother earth to work the soil) and use the husks and cobs from the elotes to create a large-scale sculpture of traditional Latino dancers. Culminating in the installation of the sculpture and performance of the dance in observance of the Day of the Dead, Dancing Elotes will honor the lives of the young victims of street violence.

 

Dancing Elotes

Workshops and Events July 6th through November 4th

 

East Boston Farmers Market, every Wednesday at Lewis Mall (behind Maverick T Station):

7/6 Kickoff Celebration 5:00

7/13-10/19 Elotes and weekly workshops

- Try an Elote: 3:00 - 6:30PM

- Sculpture Workshops: 4:30-5:30 PM

- Dance workshops: 5:30-6:30 PM

Drop-ins welcome, although workshop signups are encouraged - see contact below

 

Events at Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McClellan Highway, East Boston:

10/30 Halloween Fiesta

10/31-11/3 Day of the Dead Activities

11/4 Closing Celebration

 

Sign up for workshops and check out full calendar of activities:

Web: www.vrocc.org

FB: Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Instagram: VroccBoston

Twitter: VroccBoston

 

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