Lila Downs & The Guadalupe Dance Company
Friday, August 26th, 2016
7:30 pm at The Lila Cockrell Theatre
To Purchase Tickets contact Arts SA
Phone: (210) 226-2891
Address: 418 10th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78215
M-F: 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and ARTS SA have teamed up to celebrate both Arts SA & The Guadalupe Dance Company’s 25th anniversary! Audiences can expect a memorable night of traditional Folklorico dance along side Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Lila Downs. This collaborative performance will be a unique fusion of art forms and styles that represent a culturally rich and dynamic heritage.
More about Lila Downs: Lila Downs is a bilingual and bicultural singer-songwriter. Grammy-Award winner Downs has long mixed musical styles, through 11 albums in a singularly dynamic career. Born in a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico (where her mother was from), but spending much of her childhood in Minnesota (her father’s home), she celebrates her Mexican origins, but with an expansive worldview and voracious intellect and artistry.
She’s long placed village folk songs alongside soaring rock and yearning ballads, put metal next to mariachi, even explored the aesthetic overlaps of Mexican street music with Eastern European Jewish klezmer.
More about The Guadalupe Dance Company: The Guadalupe Dance Company, based out of San Antonio, Texas, is the professional dance company of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Unique among the nation’s dance ensembles, the Guadalupe Dance Company is one of the leading professional Folklorico and Flamenco companies. Founded in 1991, the unparalleled skill, choreography and costuming of its corps of dancers make for exceptional artistry that is both culturally enlightening and technically stunning in its execution. With artistic guidance of visiting artists, the Dance Company produces original both contemporary and traditional dance productions throughout the year. Performing in and around San Antonio venues, the Company has been invited to dance for The Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M, The Tejano Music Awards, the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth and the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX to name a few. The Dance Company has also had the great honor to share the stage with the San Antonio, Houston and Nashville Symphonies. In addition, the Company has also been invited to perform for local and national Television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show and Despierta America and was also featured in the dance segment of traveling media exhibition CHICANO NOW!