Calmecac Indigenous Organization

Calmecac Tonantzin Yolilitzyotl Aztec Dance & Drum Group is an open community-based group dedicated to learning and teaching Mexicayotl dancing, drumming, and culture. This dance circle dedicated to preserve and share traditional Indigenous Mexica philosophy, history, customs, culture and arts to communities in Houston, Texas. The curriculum developed and content of member’s work have been expressed through outlets including classes, academic/community presentations. The members work, quotes and experiences have been expressed in academic thesis and dissertations in anthropology, native history, political science, cultural diversity, sociology and Chicanos in cultural resistance in the 21st century and in educational/artistic performance in cultural events.

Cultural Dance and Percussion presentation spaces include: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Fine Arts Museum Houston, Discovery Green, Museum of Natural Science, Children's Museum, The Brazoria County Historical Museum, Miller Outdoor Theater, Rice University, University of Houston, Houston Community College, Brazosport College, Lone Star College Campus, Houston Independent School District, Spring Branch ISD, Pearland ISD, Aldine ISD, Fort Bend ISD, KIPP Academies, Juvenile Youth Detention Centers and several Houston Parks and Recreation Centers in the city of Houston and surrounding areas.

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Danza Azteca Splendor! at Miller Outdoor Theatre

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Calmecac Indigenous Organization - After School Aztec Dance & Drum

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Calmecac Indigenous Organization - In School Residency

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Calmecac - Shield Painting Workshop

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Documents

CC Guide: Danza Azteca

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