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Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside: Grupo Sotz’il Video Screening

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UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

3834 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92501

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Location: Culver Center of the Arts, Screening Room

7:00 - 8:30 PM PDT

Video Screening: Grupo Sotz’il, Xul Kiej and other videos
Followed by Dialogue on Process with UCR faculty and Grupo Sotz’il dance and music ensemble.

Grupo Sotz’il was founded 17 years ago in El Tablón, Sololá, Guatemala. The 8 member ensemble of young Kaqchikel and Mam multidisciplinary artists is dedicated to researching, creating, and promoting Mayan knowledge and arts that have been persecuted since the Spanish invasion of 1524, during 36 years of genocidal war (1960-1996), and in the current socio-political context of neocolonial violence against Guatemala’s 24 Indigenous nations. The ensemble performs with the intent of presenting their long suppressed Mayan history and culture to eyes and ears across the globe. Grupo Sotz’il’s art reflects the present and envisions the future, with firm roots in the wisdom and knowledge of their ancestors.

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UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

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