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2020 Virtual Dance Season


We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather and dance is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and the QayQayt First Nation Nations.

Our purpose is to represent and share Mexican Culture through dance, as a Non-profit organization we do this with passion and professionalism building diversity and community in Canada.

Our 2020 virtual dance season is possible thanks to donors like you. 

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Our dance season runs every year from May until September. Sadly, this year’s season has been canceled due to Covid19. With the new reality in mind, we created the 2020 Virtual dance season project, a series of short performances around Metro Vancouver. Using social media, Nahualli will take you around for a virtual tour of Vancouver and Mexican Dance. From May to September, different performances on different metro Vancouver locations.

This year, we would like to dedicate our 2020 Virtual Dance season to women around the world who promote arts, especially Dance and who have been affected by Covid19 in any way. We recognize that our culture and traditions have been continued and nurtured by women over the centuries. 

We began our 2020 Virtual dance season on May the 10th, Mother’s day, with a performance from home presented by Blanca and Luis. They opened the season interpreting dances from Jalisco.

Mothers day live performance

Our second performance was on May the 24th at the University of British Columbia, dances from Nuevo Leon were presented by Vanessa and Nino, they are an amazing couple who has collaborated with Nahualli for 6 years.

University of British Columbia live performance

On June the 7th, our third virtual performance took place at Granville Island. A beautiful scenery of Vancouver as our backdrop inspired Natalia and Diana during their performance. We also had an interview with them the previous day, as part of our virtual series Get to know our Nahualli dancers. Natalia and Diana presented dances from Sinaloa.

Granville Island live performance

On June 21st we took Mexican Dance to the city of North Vancouver and we danced at The Quay, a vibrant place where you can find markets, restaurants and looking south a beautiful view of the City of Vancouver. Blanca and Luis presented dances from the State of Nayarit.

North Vancouver live performance

As we moved into the summer, some restrictions have been lifted in Vancouver with specific and important requirements such as wearing a mask, keeping your physical distance and staying at home if feeling sick. We are keeping our performances to only two dancers per event as an additional measure. We are happy to report that all our dancers are healthy and we are keeping in contact with all of them to continue what we strive for, dance.

July marked the peak of our season, the heat goes up and so is the energy and enthusiasm of our dancers. This small group of committed volunteers is perfect for this amazing project. We have learned how to quickly adapt with responsibility to the present and challenging times. July 05th was a beautiful day, the temperature was at 30 degrees celcius and that inspired us to present dances from the State of Yucatan and Guerrero, having the Bloedel Conservatory and views from the City of Vancouver as our backdrop. On July 19th, our Fb-Live streaming was at Canada Place, the heart of Vancouver Downton. The beautiful scenery inspired us to dance to the bit of “marimba music” from the State of Chiapas and also a dance from the State of Veracruz.

Queen Elizabeth Park live performance

Canada Place live performance

On August 2nd we had the honor to collaborate with Calpulli Cemanahuac Aztec Dance Vancouver. Aztec or Meshika dance is a powerful ceremonial ritual full mysticism and ancient knowledge. Luarinda Hernandez founder of Calpulli Cemanahuac has learned Aztec dance and its rituals in Mexico were she has taken workshops from anthropologists and Aztec dance experts.

Calpulli Cemanahuac Aztec Dance Vancouver

The summer is passing by so quickly. On August 16th our dancers brought to us a fascinating performance. Our hearts were filled with happiness and bursting with joy with Oaxaca’s dances. Dances from El Istmo de Tehuantepec and El Jarabe Mixteco are part of the traditional festival “La Guelaguetza”, this festival happens every year in Oaxaca in the month of July. For this performance, we also were blessed with a fantastic view of the city of Vancouver and the weather was magnificent.

Performance with a view of Vancouver City

On August 29th we went to Vancouver City Hall, this is a beautiful building to have as our backdrop for our performance. We prepared for you Dances of Colima

Vancouver City Hall

Our season is ending and we are very happy to share with you. Dances from Jalisco will be presented to commemorate the 2010 Mexico’s Independence Day Anniversary.

September 27th Season Finale

Please consider donating to our fundraising:

or you can send us an e-transfer to: 

Finally, wherever you are, stay safe and keep on dancing!!!


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