Parco dei Mostri Performance #2 at MECA

Parco dei Mostri Performance #2 at MECA

DiverseWorks on Wednesdays goes off-site to MECA for a Parco dei Mostri performance!

As part of Pepe Mar’s residency at DiverseWorks he collaborated with participants in the after-school arts programs at Houston’s Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA). Together with MECA and Nameless Sound’s instructors in art, music, and dance they conceived a series of live events, to be produced and performed by the students, which fuse Mexican folk traditions with contemporary urban life in an exploration of personal narrative and collective immigrant identity.

Students in the visual arts class, ranging from grades 1 – 8 and joined by a group of 7th grade volunteers from St. John’s School, are creating wearable art influenced by Mar’s aesthetic. These head pieces, props, and other adornments will be key components of a performance piece featuring members of the contemporary dance, Ballet Folklorico, mariachi, and Nameless Sound music classes.