From an Aztec ritual to the vibrant fiestas of today's Jalisco, from the Spanish-influenced tropics of Veracruz to the flirtatious and conflictive realities of the Chicano experience, Danza Floricanto/USA presents the bold, colorful panorama of its Mexican heritage as it interacts with its American reality. This award-winning, 46 year old company has been enthusiastically received on tour throughout California and the American Southwest. Danza Floricanto/USA, under the direction of Gema Sandoval, has recreated the movement, costume, and song of 17 different regions of Mexico, and over half a dozen works on the Chicano experience which celebrate cultural identity for the Mexican American community and the immigrant experience for the rest of America.
Most of Floricanto's programs consist of five selections representing five different states of Mexico and/or themed works in Mexican or Chicano culture or a full evening themed work. Tour repertory changes about every 18 months. All selections are geared towards family entertainment. Select the programs below to see descriptions of them.