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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.

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In 2010, our dance society was registered as a non-profit organization in British Columbia, Canada. We embarked on a mission to represent and share Mexican culture through dance.

Nahualli is a multidisciplinary and multicultural dance project, an artistic narrative that encourages us to work together as a community. One persistent challenge we’ve faced is ensuring the authenticity of the dances and costumes. However, we’ve found the solution in our unwavering inner strength, fueled by discipline, passion, and love for Traditional Mexican Dance.

This inner fortitude is directly linked to the ancient Mexican culture’s concept of “Nahualli,” where the “Nahual” is an animal-spirit with magical abilities to transform into a human being, guiding people throughout their lives.

Over the past thirteen years, extensive artistic, ethnographic, and sociological work has been invested in this project. From its inception, Nahualli has been fortunate to have choreographers with substantial experience and unwavering dedication to our project’s vision and mission.

Since our foundation in 2010, this project has grown and evolved, expanding our repertoire of dances.

In 2020, we celebrated our 10th anniversary, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our dedicated dancers, loyal followers, as well as the numerous organizations and individuals who have offered us unwavering support in Vancouver, Canada.

We would like to express our gratitude to Mexico and its rich and diverse culture for serving as our inspiration..

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