Local Arts Initiative
ACHF Cultural Heritage
The ultimate goal of Tonantzin Tlalli Guadalupe is to fulfill their mission to educate the public and community members about the culture and traditions of the Aztec people; with the intent to foster tolerance and acceptance of others, promote goodwill, and cultivate peace and harmony among all nationalities. This will be done through an enrichment program of interpretive dance and education on core values in life and by having all members of the group dressed in the native costumes, using traditional instruments. While tolerance, peace, and harmony are hard to measure, it is hoped that through continuing performances reaching a broader audience, those values will be thought about in greater capacity. Also, the desire is for people to have a new awareness of their neighbors, change their attitude if needed to one of welcome and acceptance, and to recognize and focus on similarities instead of differences. Feedback will be sought from event planners regarding comments heard about each performance. Interviews with dance participants will be conducted to verify how their outreach has progressed.
Performance expectations were well met and favorable comments were given regarding the authenticity of the costumes, head dress, and dance techniques. Audience members, which often included a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, felt the performance was quite enlightening and educational, especially to some children who were being exposed to the culture of the Mexican nation for the very first time. This is the essence of the mission statement of Tonantzin Tlalli Guadalupe which is to educate the public and community members about the culture and traditions of the Aztec people.
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