Theme: Central and South America
Location: Sahalee Park
Storytime: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Performance: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Special Guest: Grupo Ritual Azteca Huitzilopochtli
Non profit public charity, Huitzilopochtli Dancing & Teaching our Indigenous Heritage, strives to teach indigenous Aztec culture and traditions through dance, music and the arts. Huitzilopochtli is organized by 6 volunteer directors, and all artistic endeavors are under the direction of Aztec Dance Captain Jose Carlos (who serves as volunteer dance instructor). Mr. Carlos is a professional dancer and musician under the guidance of Aztec Dance General, Miguel Angel Pineda, from Federal District, Mexico. Mr. Carlos teaches Aztec dance, native language and music at the ADC (Aztec Dance Circle) meetings, which are free of charge to all interested families. Most program participants are from Woodburn, but others travel from Mt. Angel, Gervais, Stayton, and Silverton. Ninety percent of participants are from Mexican migrant and/or low-income families, although the program is open to all races and nationalities. The dancers in this group travel throughout the Northwest to participate in ceremonies, cultural exchanges & dance presentations to the public.