Mexican Cultural Institute
Mexican arts & culture
As a participant of ACTA’s Traditional Arts Development Program in 2005, the Mexican Cultural Institute worked with Miriam Lopez Ambrosio, a master Oaxacan folkloric dancer, to create an educational component to their annual La Guelaguetza celebration on Olvera Street in Los Angeles. La Guelaguetza is an annual Oaxacan festival celebrated through traditional dance, dress, music, and food. During 2005’s festival, Ms. Ambrosio discussed the background of the dances and regional costumes, and dthe public to learn traditional dance steps in an effort to foster a deeper understanding of Oaxacan cultural traditions.