Soy Malintzin: a dance inspire by a “traitor”

Guadalupe Dance Company will perform its newest original production based on the story of La Malinche.

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La Malinche’s story is currently on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Photo by Dave Machado Photography

Do you remember our story on the La Malinche exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art?

The temporary installation tells the story of an enslaved Indigenous girl turned historic icon through various mediums of art — except for dance.

No worries — The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has that area covered with a original production by the Guadalupe Dance Company titled “Soy Malintzin.”

The performance, accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de América, will be held at the historic Guadalupe Theater on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

“Identifying with her as a human being and a woman in unimaginable circumstances, we take artistic license as we retell her plight, her story, and the impact she had on our history through music, dance, and voice,” shared Jeannette Chavez, dance director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 210-271-3151.

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