JOIN US SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24 FOR: Elotes asados, tortilla-making workshops, traditional folk art for sale, such as tenates (baskets for seeds and harvest), Oaxacan petates (hand woven mats), Huichol jewlery, Mayan embroidery, tortilla presses, tortilla baskets, clay pots, hand carved wooden spoons, and Mixe rebozos (shawls) dyed with natural dyes.
There will also be live traditional Mexican music, artesian ice creams, churros, flower vendors and much more!
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WHAT: Outdoor markets celebrating Corn as essential to Mexican cultural identity - with authentic Mexican food, street performances, workshops, folk art for sale and more!
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016
(Save the date for October 29 Day of the Dead Event)
TIME: 10AM - 4PM
COST: FREE! (Bring cash for food and arts vendors)
WHERE: La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 - located just two blocks from Ashby Bart Station.
WHO: La Peña's artists-in-residence DANCE MONKS and guests
As part of a year-long artist residency at La Peña, DANCE MONKS will curate a series of community gatherings in the form of TLAOLI Open House Markets at La Peña Cultural Center. These free, open-to-the-public events are fertile ground for the migration of people and their daily living cultures with delicious authentic Mexican food, traditional folk art for sale, street performances, family workshops by La Peña artists and invited guests.
Photographer: David Lauer/ SUNU, Film Directed by Teresa Camou. Showing on October 29 at Tlaoli Open House at La Peña Cultural Center.
MORE ABOUT DANCE MONKS’ project: Tlaoli (Nahuatl for Corn) is an interdisciplinary look at corn as essential to Mexican cultural identity: the mythic relationship between people and plants, traditional sacred farming, foods and agricultural rituals. In poetic response to current US anti-immigration politics and the infamous big business takeover of agriculture with GMOs, DANCE MONKS invites the public to a series of TLAOLI OPEN HOUSE MARKETS through the end of 2016 and an interdiscplinary performance June 24-26.
Honoring the needs of the Mexican immigrant community in the East Bay area, the Tlaoli process asks essential questions regarding cultural displacement and amnesia while looking at the potential of the arts to restore soul memory. During times of forced or voluntary migration, what happens to the ancient stories and traditions that bind the people with the land? How can artists and cultural centers create temporary refuge or fertile ground for this wisdom to continue to grow for future generations?