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The Center For The Arts Presents Family Fun Day – Cinco De Mayo Featuring: AirAligned, Olga Loya Storytelling, Mexican Folkloric Dance, Crafts, Face Painting and more!
Saturday, May 5th 10:00 AM Main Stage Theatre
Doors open at 10AM to begin the fun and get settled in for the first performance. The event ends at 3PM.
There will be TWO performance sets at this event, featuring all 3 acts! Bring the kiddos to one or the other (or stay to see it twice!).
Performance 1 – 10:30-12:25
Performance 2 – 12:35-2:30
If you are a little late arriving, there are crafts, face painting, snacks, balloon animals and more while you wait for the second performance! If you make it on time for the first performance, stick around after it ends and enjoy crafts, get to know other families in the community, and find out how to get involved at The Center!
Latina storyteller, performance artist, writer and teacher, Olga Loya uses a dramatic mix of Spanish and English to share traditional tales from Latin America as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles. Known nationally and described as an “alchemist” who can conjure up images and fill them with life, her shows are bursting with color and passion. Stories inspired by legend and current headlines, reality and dreams, ancient
myths and personal experience, healing stories and tales of extraordinary women are shared with imagination and exuberance as Loya uses her voice, body and sometimes music and dance to draw her audience into the imaginative and surprising worlds of the tales she tells.
She has been a featured teller at many festivals including the Guadalajara, Mexico Festival and the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival. Loya has performed and taught workshops at colleges, schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, museums, bookstores, and corporations.
“Your ability to captivate an audience was a wonderful thing to behold. Your stories not only entertained us, but made us all consider their universal truths about the human condition.” – Modesto Junior College
AirAligned aerial dance group will bring to you a new short inspired by the Oscar Award winning movie “Coco” to help your children celebrate Cinco de Mayo!!!
We invite the audience to experience first hand the flight of aerial dance from this group originating right here at The Center for the Arts who has now grown to a professional level known nationwide!”
photo by Alicia Berardi of Ivy Photography
Ecos y Rincones de Nuestra Tierra
Ecos y Rincones de Nuestra Tierra is a Mexican Folkloric dance troupe presenting Latino dance from around the world!
In addition to an incredible show, the dancers will teach some of the moves to the audience during a costume change! They have performed at severalWinter Dance and Starz Dance showcases here at The Center for the Arts, and we are excited to welcome them back to the stage for a special Cinco de Mayo performance!
Face Painting by Lucy Galbraith
Balloons by Bernard Bradshaw
and Arts & Crafts!