|Rebekah and daughter, Imix|
Rebekah Crisanta is a lively member of our Dodge community, our larger local Twin Cities community and of the Ce Tempoxcalli community, a non-profit promoting interculturalism and community action. We first met Rebekah and her family last year, when her daughter, Imix, joined the Spruce Classroom. Before the year was out, the Spruce Room blossomed into a very diverse and very exciting little community. Many families shared a bit of their family life with us throughout the year, including Imix's family. Rebekah, Imix and Danza Mexica Cauuhtemoc joined us for dancing and sharing of Mexican heritage and culture, and their visit and involvement was so enlivening and enriching, we asked them to join us again this year. This time, all the kids at Dodge got to share some time with Danza Mexica, and to participate in a very special activity: making an ofrenda for Olivia Dodge.
|Danza Mexica's first visit:|
Imix's little sister
was dancing then too!
|things they love; things Olivia loved|
|sharing the experience|
We give thanks to Olivia, and we give thanks to Danza Mexica for their great generosity of spirit.
Danza Mexica transported Olivia's ofrenda to the Wellstone Center last weekend for an even bigger party. Olivia's memory was celebrated at their Dia de los Muertos community event and stood alongside other ofrendas, witnessing much happiness, an Aztec ceremony and lots of dancing. The circle gets bigger and bigger.
To share more about Ce Tempoxcalli and Danza Mexica, and maybe even learn how do dance (!), visit their website or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org