Pacifico Dance Company @ the Ford Theatres
PACIFICO DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS AL PASO DE LA MUJER, AN ARTISTIC & CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AT THE FORD THEATRES
The performance explores Mexican history & folklore through the eyes of its women
Pacifico Dance Company (@PacificoDance) explores the transformative role of women throughout Mexican history in this year’s performance, Al Paso de la Mujer, at the Ford Theatres (@FordTheatres) on Saturday, August 11, 2018. This special one-night event celebrating Mexican women explores their beauty, strength and compelling courage throughout the country’s history as witnessed in the cultural and historical themes weaved into the many regional dances performed that evening.
“Bringing to life the many contributions of women and sharing it with the audience is a source of great inspiration to our dance company,” said Adriana Astorga-Gainey, Pacifico Dance Company’s artistic director and founder. “We are thrilled to perform at the Ford Theatres once again and to share this spectacular showcase with people who we hope will draw inspiration as well from the sights, sounds and cultural richness we explore through the dances.”
Pacifico will premiere Mujeres de Mi Tierra, a unique performance that takes inspiration from the soldaderas (female soldiers) of the Mexican Revolution. Long a heroic symbol of female patriotism and courage, La Adelita – one of the most popular ballads of the Mexican Revolution – is also a symbol of feminine strength often synonymous with soldaderas, which still inspires women today in their struggle for rights. Special music composed by Carlos Parra, founder and director of Mariachi Los Toros, will accompany this premiere.
The program will also include themed and regional dances from various regions of Mexico. Opening with Madre de Dolores, this premiere performance pays homage to the Virgen de Guadalupe and is one interpretation of her story and role in Mexican culture. As the evening continues, Pacifico will present two suites from the region of Nayarit, known for its pristine and wild beauty where religion and rituals continue to be an integral part of daily life. Chilenas Costeñas, Costa Chica, is a rich and interwoven mosaic of its people and music followed by Fiesta Nayarita, a depiction of El Acabo, an annual celebration that takes place at the end of the harvest. This portion of the program will also include the sounds of Mariachi Los Toros.
Pacifico will give the audience a glimpse into the coastal state of Yucatan with a suite of jaranas and danzón, which weave a fusion of dance styles from Europe and the Americas. Not to be missed, Pacifico will end their performance with the lively dances of Jalisco.
The show will begin at 8:30 pm at the Ford Theatres located off the 101 Hollywood freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068. For more information, visit Pacifico Dance Company. For ticket purchase, please visit the Ford Theatres.
Ticket prices start at $38; Reserved seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.
ABOUT PACIFICO DANCE COMPANY
Pacifico Dance Company is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional Mexican dance through the reconstruction of choreography and dance training. It is committed to a youth outreach dance program to help instill pride of heritage and promote cultural understanding among the diverse communities of Southern California. The company also incorporate Mexican folklore, religion, and current themes that can be presented through dance fusion to further the appreciation and understanding of present day Mexico.
ABOUT THE FORD
The John Anson Ford Theatres are owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation. Situated in a 32-acre regional park in the Cahuenga Pass, the Ford Theatres complex is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use. This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2018 Season, an eclectic series of music, dance, theatre, film and family events that represent the diversity of the region. Ford programs nurture artists, arts organizations and audiences through initiatives designed to encourage participation in the arts.
The Ford is located off the 101 Hollywood Freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass. Grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking. In addition to a variety of food and beverages available on site, patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink (wine and beer are allowed). The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. The Ford Theatres is a smoke free facility.
Onsite parking at the Ford is limited and stacked. $12 per vehicle, cash only. Carpool and save: three or more people per vehicle pay only $7 for parking for evening shows. A FREE shuttle to the Ford services the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga (excluding Big World Fun and JAM Sessions). The Ford shuttle stops in the “kiss and ride” area and cycles every 20 minutes. For non-stacked off-site parking, a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA 90068; parking costs $12, cash only.
A complete season schedule, onsite dining options, directions, and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.