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Party Like It’s 1399

June 15, 2016

HOUSTON – June 15, 2016 – Celebrate the power and beauty of indigenous Mexican culture at the Rothko Chapel.

Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl will be kicking off the Chapel’s 2016 Summer Sounds on the Plaza series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Suggested donation for the event is $10.

Refreshments will be available at the concert, with Sweetcup selling gelato and free beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

Dedicated to preserving and nurturing the indigenous cultures of México, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl aims to use performance to foster unity and connectedness between cultures.

“As a sacred space dedicated to cross-cultural understanding, the Rothko Chapel is excited to invite Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl for this beautiful performance,” said public programs director Michelle Ashton. “It’s such a natural fit to participate with this group committed to dance, culture and spiritual healing.”

The group uses intricate dance steps, drums, seedpods, flutes and conch shells to express their spiritual traditions and the cultural heritage of Mesoamerica.

Composed of people from many different ages and professions, members of the group have spent several years learning indigenous traditions from teachers in México and the U.S.

In addition to their performances, the group teaches youth and their families, particularly in the Second Ward, through educational presentations and programs. They have participated in the Houston Institute of Culture, Young Audiences of Houston, the International Festival and the East End Street Festival.

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit or call 713-524-9839.


About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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