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Pachuquísmo: La Mezcla Brings Pachuca Culture Forward

As a Chicana-Native choreographer and dancer, my work is inspired by history, tradition, and our collective experiences. I believe that movement and rhythm not only work to challenge white supremacy, inequalities, and generations of colonization, but can also bring us together to collectively thrive and tell our stories.

Since childhood, I have always felt connected to and inspired by the stories, style, and fuerza­—­the pachuquísmo—of the young Mexican American Pachucas and Pachucos of the 1940s, who not only rebelled against mainstream white U. S. culture but challenged the conservative traditions of their Mexican families.