Our Signature Show: Cornbread & Tortillas
Cornbread & Tortillas is a show in English and Spanish devised from the life stories of the artists involved, whose cultural heritages span from Appalachia to Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, Greece, and Ecuador. It contains music, dance and stories from throughout the Americas with central themes of family, identity, work, love and art. You will see lots of instruments including banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Andean flutes, charango, congas and cajon, as well as mountain-style flatfooting and percussive Ballet Folklórico styles from Mexico and colorful traditional clothing.
Weaving it all together is a narrative that illuminates the stories told through song and dance, highlighting our similarities and differences as human beings and building cultural bridges for our changing nation.
EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS & WORKSHOPS
These workshops and assembly are offered in conjunction with our theatrical show, or as stand-alone events as scheduling allows. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Appalachia to the Andes Educational Assembly
This diverse show consists of two artists from Appalachia and two of Latino heritage, and is a mix of Appalachian, Andean, and Mexican music, dance, and stories. Students will see and hear instruments such as the banjo, Appalachian Dulcimer, guitar, charango, zampoñas and quenas (Andean flutes), various drums, and rhythms made by dancing feet. Students will hear traditional songs of Mexico, Kentucky, and Ecuador, sung in English and Spanish. They will see and compare flatfoot dancing from Appalachia and several styles of colorful Ballet Folklórico from Mexico.
The artists highlight the interconnections among the various cultures, in a mesmerizing way that celebrates the cultures involved. Audiences come away with an enhanced appreciation for cross-cultural similarities and differences, and the variety of arts present in cultures throughout the Americas.