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   Tweens and Teens Programs   

​Hola! Tweens and Teens are in that wonderful age of exploring the world on their terms, comparing it, and fantasizing about other worlds past or beyond. The following shows cater to the thirst for mythological and ghostly adventures where young folks and old deities shaped the world.

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  Middle and High School  

Three ways to make the world

From Mexico to Guatemala to Colombia, this performance explores three myths of creation. Each story serves to complement the next one. We begin with the Aztec tale where two brothers took five times to settle on the right world, continue with the Mayan men of maize, and finalize with the Muisca world being reshaped by a flood. In every story, the old deities learn that the perfect world can only be achieved after several trials.

The Hungry Goddess and the Last King

The Aztecs were one of the most developed cultures the conquistadors encountered. In their time, the Aztecs considered themselves inheritors of the great Toltec culture. During their brief reign in Mesoamerica, the Aztecs conquered and expanded their power.

 

In this show, the audience learns how fascinating Aztec history was and continues to be. The performance weaves three tales: the story of a Hungry Goddess, the legend of how the Chichimec (a nomadic group) consolidated the Aztec empire, and the historical narrative of an Aztec political conspiracy against the Zapotecs.

Listen to the story of the Last King:

Spooky Latin America

Occasionally, people have spoken of eerie apparitions that have frightened even the most cautious traveler. Meet a one-leg woman that haunts men, a dog that appears with an ominous warning, and a gaucho (Argentine cowboy) looking for someone to take his place. These ghost stories from the Rio Grande down to La Patagonia still scare those who listen.

Listen to the story of a dog that sees what you cannot see:

​Día de los Muertos:
The Day of the Dead Celebration

Generations of Mexicans have trusted that their ancestors come back to partake with their living family every year. The best way to welcome the ancestors who visit us yearly is to provide food, flowers, and presents.

 

But what happens when we forget our ancestors? Occasionally, with a good fright, un buen susto, they find a way to remind us that they are still around! In this show, we remember the stories and learn the importance of the traditions surrounding The Day of The Dead.

 

Listen to a story:

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dia de los muertos
Three ways
Carolina Quiroga Storyteller

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