St. Anthony Dancers perform Nuestro Futuro - Traditional Mexican and South American Dances -Date:October 11, 2012 -Time:7pm-9pm -Place: Performing Arts Center, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Or -Price: $10.00 (Pacific students and staff Free)
St. Anthony Dancers perform Nuestro Futuro - Traditional Mexican and South American Dances
Date: Oct. 11, 2012
Place: Performing Arts Center, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Or
Price: $10.00 (Pacific students and staff Free)
Sponsor: Pacific’s Center for Gender Equity
Pacific University welcomes back the St. Anthony’s Dancers, a children’s dance troupe created in 2007
by Xiomara Cerrud. These Latino dancers, aged 3 to 13, will perform a variety of traditional dances to
the music of a live Mariachi band.
Xiomara Cerrud, the group’s creator, choreographer, and director, has a long history in dance
performance. She has participated in Panamanian Folk Dance Festivals in 8 states, Costa Rica, Nicaragua
and several cities in Mexico.
Ms. Cerrud created the dance group when she noticed that at St. Anthony’s Church in Forest Grove there was a lack of activities for children who were too old for nursery care but still too young to attend catechism classes. The troupe began with only a handful of children and has now grown to over twenty.
The St. Anthony Dancers not only entertain, but they educate the public about the beauty, diversity and richness of the South American and Mexican cultures. At Nuestro Futuro, a brief explanation of each dance will be given in both English and Spanish, so that the audience can better understand the cultural
history behind the art form.
Ms. Currud observes, “There are many Hispanic people in the community of Forest Grove, and we are connected in many of these activities. This is just one way we are connected, by building community and
teaching our heritage to our children.”
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