Tejas Foco Highlight: Break Out F: Panza Poderosa: An introduction to Panza Fusion, a performance genre, combining the ancient art of belly dance with Tejana culture and social justice.by Tony Diaz on 01/25/15
Lone Star College-North Harris
Feb. 26-28, 2015
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015,
Session V: 9 am – 10:15 am
Break Out F: Panza Poderosa: An introduction to Panza Fusion, a
performance genre, combining the ancient art of belly dance with Tejana
culture and social justice.
Presentation will include an all female panel from Zombie Bazaar Panza Fusion. Panelists will discuss the different aspects of the dance genre created by Giomara Bazaldua, director and choreographer of the company. Group will discuss how Panza Fusion has added movimiento to the social justice movement in San Antonio, through a diverse dance catalogue that dives into immigration, the rights of the LGTBQ, and womyns issues.
A short workshop on movement will also be facilitated a by Zombie Bazaar in order to allow the freedom for everyone to move together and bond through the energies created when a group dances together. This movement workshop will also be used to show how you can express a certain feeling and project in order to provoke thought. We will close with a reflection on the movement and what was discussed and end with a slow cool down/ meditation that will clear our minds and empower our bodies for the rest of the day.
The presentation will also include a live performance of “Polly”, a
serious piece that centers on womyns issues and the struggles womyn have
over the ownership of their bodies.
Giomara Bazaldua: Zombie Bazaar
Martha Saenz Buchanan
Michele Nicole Simpson
Victoria Garcia-Zapata Klein