Grant Recipient Details

Location

Boston, MA

Artist
Carolyn Lewenberg and Veronica Robles, Boston, MA
Project Title
Dancing Elotes
Fiscal Year Awarded
2016
Grant or Program
Creative City Boston - Artist Grant
Grant Amount
$10,000
  • July 6 - November 4, 2016 | East Boston Farmers Market
  • Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30PM (Lewis Mall, behind Maverick T Station)

Dancing Elotes will serve elotes from a traditional bike cart that is used on the streets in Mexico, as a literal and conceptual vehicle for cross-cultural culinary, dance, and sculptural experiences.  At public workshops at the farmers market, participants will also learn La Danza del Permiso (to request permission from mother earth to work the soil) and use the husks and cobs from the elotes to create a large-scale sculpture of traditional Latino dancers. Culminating in the installation of the sculpture and performance of the dance in observance of the Day of the Dead, Dancing Elotes will honor the lives of the young victims of street violence.