Danza Azteca del Anahuac: Evoking a Mesoamerica Prayer Dance to Honor the Guardian of Nature

By Mary Marques Thu, May 10, 2018

The Danza Azteca del Anahuac is an indigenous Mesoamerican prayer dance that evokes spiritual and religious ritual movements, with interwoven narratives, creating sacred spaces to contact the life givers. The dancers believe that a prayer is a movement that generates cosmic energy with the Universe. The bits of the instruments generate a melodic music that induce gratitude and honor to the guardians of nature. The performers engage with the dance and the rhythm of the music displaying a masterfulness representation to reclaim the indigenous traditions way of living.

If you would like to travel to Mexico without leaving Philadelphia and observe this Mesoamerica dance, the Parkway Central Library will be presenting the group Danza Azteca del Anahuac during Immigrant Heritage Month, when“Every voice is unique. Every story is powerful” on Friday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This family program will explore the ancestral traditions of the Aztecs. During the dance intermissions, you will be able to visit a few cultural stations to discover the richness of Ancient Mexico throughout pottery and some iconic holiday elements such as The Day of the Dead.


This program is presented by the Mexican Cultural Center, the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, and sponsored by the Strategic Initiatives Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Group Danza Azteca del Anahuac
Group Danza Azteca del Anahuac
Traditional Mesoamerican Aztec Custom
Traditional Mesoamerican Aztec Custom

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