Performing Arts Series presents Pachuquísmo

In this compelling and award-winning production, creator-choreographer-director Vanessa Sanchez and the all-female cast of La Mezcla employ dance, music, spoken word, video and percussive dialogue to recount a pivotal part of Chicanx history: the Pachuca Era, punctuated by the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles.


In a twist, the show focuses on the female, rather than male, experience of pachuquísmo. This 1940’s Mexican American counterculture in the United States, associated with zoot suit fashion, jazz and swing music, emerged during a time when this marginalized community was fighting for rights and equality in 
the States.

In portraying the not-often-told history of the Pachucas, Pachuquísmo highlights and juxtaposes the duality of their culture through live music and dance.

Zapateado and Veracruz state folk music symbolize the Mexican heritage of these protesting women while jazz music and tap dance represent their American experience. The result is impactful.

Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd. Reno, NV

Event Type

Arts, Music

Departments

College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Performing Arts Series

Website

https://www.unr.edu/pas

Cost

ADULT $20/$36 • SENIOR, UNR FACULTY & STAFF $18/$31 • YOUTH $12/$16 • UNR STUDENTS $5

Hashtag

#NVArts365

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