Jasmine Espinal

Tecuanes Quetzalcoatl
Artistic Discipline: Performing Arts
Category: Creative Equations Fund: Justice, Equity, & Sustainability
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Sunset Park

Tecuanes Quetzalcoatl is a not-for-profit Indigenous dance group rooted in New York City. The dance group was founded by Mexican (Mixteco) immigrants, who aim to create a non-discriminatory and inclusive space that brings our local communities together to explore cultural roots and collectively heal through a unique blend of dance, music, and performance. Our mission is to instill a sense of identity while inspiring discipline, cultural values, and appreciation of traditional performing arts among our community and youth. We are committed to preserving Mixteco culture, supporting indigenous resistance, and educating the next generation of danzantes.

Photo by Destiny Mata, 2022