Since 1980, we have been dedicated to:
The Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center is dedicated to teaching and preserving the indigenous cultures of México and the southwestern United States. We are a community based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to bringing knowledge of our living traditions back to our communities.
Since 1987 We have collected this knowledge from indigenous and mestizo people that still live the traditional ways of life, as well as from academic, scientific, and artistic sources that have carried out research on our treasured cultures. We are community residents, parents, artists, teachers, and counselors who dedicate our lives to diversity and social justice. We work and pray for the cultural, spiritual, ecological, economic and political floresence of our future generations. The Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center is a non-profit, community-based organization recognized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as at 501(c)(3) Tax exempt corporation. We are registered with the California Secretary of State as a domestic Nonprofit Corporation, and with the California Attorney General’s Office as a State Charity.
La Danza that we know today as Danza Azteca, has been called many names in the last 500 years of existence. But traditional Danzantes as well as historians, ethnographers, and ethnomusicologists all agree that the Danza we know as Azteca is in reality Danza Chichimeca of the states of Querétaro and Guanajuato. From the cities of Querétaro, Guanajuato, and San Miguel de Allende, La Danza spread to Mexico City, Guadalajara, and other parts of Mexico, until, in 1974, it arrived in Aztlan…