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Aztec Dance group


THIS IS DANZA AZTECA QUETZALCOATL, AN INDEPENDENT PROJECT , IS HERE TO RECREATE THE
PREHISPANIC RITUAL OF THE SACRED DANCE OF THE ANCESTRAL PEOPLE IN MEXICO.


PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FOR DANZA AZTECA QUETZALCOATL BY RAFAEL FIGUEROA




MEMBERS OF THE GROUP :
1.-VICENTA ANGEL
2.-JOSE RUIZ
3.-EDUARDO TELLEZ
4.-RAUL VENEGAS
5.-MONICA ORTIZ
6.-AGUSTIN DIAZ
7.-MARISELA RODRIGUEZ-LOU
8.-MARY NAJERA
9.-PEDRO DIAZ
10.-REFUGIO PANTOJA
11.-RAFAEL FIGUEROA
12.-DANIEL GARCIA
13.-MARIBEL PANTOJA
14.-JORGE MENDOZA
15.-REYNA MENDOZA
16.-JORGE MENDOZA JR.
17.-ELIZABETH NAJERA
18.-JUAN RODOLFO ARREDONDO
19.-BARBARA NAJERA
20.-FANNY NAJERA
21.-DANIELA SURGY CHARLES
22.-SELENA MATA

HISTORY OF THE GROUP

  • Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl de Memphis Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl de Memphis, named after the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl meaning flying serpent, is a traditional Aztec Dance group formed by Noe Ramirez in 2002. The mission of Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl de Memphis is to preserve and showcase the ancestral art of pre-Hispanic dance to the community. With colorful, ornate traditional dress and authentic hand-made drums, the group impresses and wows audiences with this primal, colorful experience. DAQM got its start by doing presentations for different local Catholic Churches. Consequently, as the popularity of the group’s beautiful and stunning presentations grew, they were asked to perform at several prestigious events throughout Memphis and surrounding Tennessee states including Memphis Heritage Festival, Germantown International Festival) . The group serves as Latin Community Ambassadors in the Mid-south Area. Its dedication to the community doesn’t stop with its performances. DAQM also organizes the annual Memphis Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. Since 2007, this amazing event has grown to attract thousands of people wishing to celebrate the lives and legacies of passed loved ones. Also, Danza has played an important role in the creation of Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis (Latin Cultural Center of Memphis) and offers Aztec Dance classes to the public free of charge through the CCLdM. The group has also sponsored other different local dance and theater groups such Tradiciones Mexicanas, Caza Teatro and Tradicion Purepecha. The passion and commitment that they have to recreate and rebirth really this ancient cultural form, is really sort of indefinable. So it’s not, let me dress up and perform. It’s let me become. Let me become part of my ancestral lineage, and let me perform this particular dance, that means this particular thing within the spiritual context of my culture and of my past. – Professor Richard Lou, University of Memphis Art Department Chair The group’s performances have included: National Civil Rights Museum, University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, WIN's Faith and Labor Picnic, Pinson Mounds, Levitt Shell, Brooks Museum of Arts, FedEx Forum, and many diverse Native-American Pow Wows. For more information: Rafael Figueroa 901-216-4018 rafael.figueroas@gmail.com Creative License Feature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uvTr7lGsPbE Website: https://sites.google.com/site/danzaquetzalcoatlmemphis/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1404218333
















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