MICC’s 8th International Danza Azteca Symposium-2018

The Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center’s 8th International Danza Azteca Symposium-2018's Program

 On July 22- 23, 2009, In San Diego CalifAztlan, the Mexi'cayotl Indio Cultural Center held its eight International Danza Azteca Symposium; here is the 8th International Danza Azteca Symposium-2018's Program . Since it is too large to upload to our website, it is posted on the mega.nz website


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With the permission of the giver of life, Ipalnemohuanij, with the permission of the ancestors, who are the conquering animas of the 8 directions, and with the permission of you,
brothers and sisters present, it is an honor to receive everyone on this historic day in the cause of our people CHICANO / MEXICAN / INDIGENA.
We hope this will be a space to learn, ask and respect the teachings of our speakers, who have made the long trip from Mexico and CalifAztlan without any payment.
For the eighth time we meet in a circle of conversation, learning and friendship. We are here to better understand the roots of our beautiful obligation, THE DANZA TOLTECA- CHICHIMECA-
CONCHERA- AZTECA de Mexíco. For more than 400 years, since the battle of Cerro de Sangremal, the Brotherhood of Santa and Legal Account, the “concheros” have struggled to maintain
our tradition as indigenous peoples.

In 1974, the Chican@ s / Mexican@s/ indigenous peoples fought for our self-determination, for justice, for our human rights, and for maintaining our languages, traditions, and arts.
The arrival of the generals Andrés Segura and Florencio Yescas, exactly at this moment of political struggle, changed forever the fight in Aztlan. After the arrival of the “Aztec Dance,”
the murals changed from Pancho Villa to Cuauhtémoc. The RAZA ceased to feel inferior due to our golden skin, and on the contrary, began to celebrate our indigenous roots.
Many false prophets and opportunists came. Our paths in the struggle to learn what we had lost in the struggle between cultures were long and painful. But our indigenous self, our
mestizo self, our future self, cannot ever be forgotten again In those days before Facebook® and cell phones with cameras, we CHICANOS looked for more information about DANCE. So we
gathered in San Diego Kosoy to talk.

From the first symposium we had in 1990, LA DANZA MEXI’CAYOTL, our cultural center THE MEXI’CAYOTL INDIO CULTURAL CENTER (or MICC), and all our dancers havededicated ourselves to teach and preserve the indigenous traditions of Mexico and the Southeastern US.

Symposium schedule-2017.pdf

Here is the Symposium schedule-2017 schedule of presenters


Welcome message to the Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center’s 8th International Danza Azteca Symposium-2017

 Here are the welcome messages by Capitán General Mario Cuauhtlehcoc Aguilar and Capitana Generala Beatrice Zamora Aguilar



“La historia de la Danza Azteca - Fabian Frias, Profesor Asociado Universidad Maya Kaqchikel.

La Historia De la Danza Tolteca-Chichimeca-Azteca-Conchera: Las Hermandades de la Santa y Legal Cuenta


“La Velación: Familia Maldonado, Danza Conchera del General Narciso Aguilar de la Mesa de la cruz de Sangremal, Querétaro, Qto., México

Velación: Familia Maldonado (in Spanish) . This workshop will cover the sacred

steps of the velación and why each step is important. Each region has its way of

f u l f i l ling the call of the souls, the cleansing of the dancers, and the prayers.

This workshop will explain the steps of the vigil in its birthplace, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.


“The Chicana Initiation to La Danza: Political roots and Identity of La Danza en Aztlan. Beatrice Zamora Aguilar, Virginia Carmelo, Luzma Espinoza, María Miranda

This workshop will explore the origins of the Chicanas experience in La Danza. A look at the early days of the 1970's and how this dance tradition "called to action" Chicanas interested in digging deeper into their historical roots of "indigenismo" as well as the women's experience leading dance circles in the U.S. over the past 46 years


“Juan Gabriel Hernández Ramos, Danza Conchera de Amecameca, Tepetlixpa y Huexoculco, México

Singing and its ritual steps in the formal ceremonies, which will be approached: the origin, sense and reason of our songs, in diverse ceremonies from antiquity until our days


Abraham Endoqui “Yaotekatl Kuikapike” de la cuidad de México. El proceso de creación: Como nace una alabanza dela Danza Azteca-Conchera

Abraham Endoqui “Yaotekatl Kuikapike” El proceso de creación:  Como nace una alabanza de la Danza Azteca-Conchera