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About Nahualli

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.

In 2010 our dance society was registered in British Columbia, Canada as a non-profit organization. We had in mind a project that represents and shares Mexican Culture through dance.

Nahualli is a multidisciplinary and multicultural dance project, an artistic narrative that invites us to work in community. An important obstacle, always present, has been the authenticity of the dances and the costumes; we have found the solution in an inner strength full of discipline, passion and love for Traditional Mexican Dance.

This inner force is directly related to the meaning of the word “Nahualli” in the ancient Mexican culture where the “Nahual” is an animal-spirit with magical powers to transform itself into a human being to guide people throughout their lives.

Throughout these twelve years, there has been an extensive artistic, ethnographic and sociological work behind this project. Nahualli has had the great fortune of having, since its inception, choreographers with extensive experience and exceptional commitment to the vision and mission of this project.

From our foundation in 2010 to today this project has grown and evolved, our repertoire of dances has expanded.

In 2020 we celebrated our 10th anniversary and we thank all our dancers, our followers and all the organizations and the people who have supported us unconditionally in Vancouver, Canada.

We want to thank Mexico and its diverse culture for being our inspiration.

Published in Arts British Columbia Canada Community Covid19 Diversity Mexican Dance Stories Vancouver