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EL SUEÑO

A dance company founded and directed by dance artist and educator Alicia Mullikin. The company uses dance as a platform for community engagement, healing, and empowerment of marginalized communities. EL SUEÑO actively weaponizes dance against cultural erasure and systematically deconstructs harmful narratives about brown bodies in hopes of providing representation, cultural restoration, and nurturing environments for the next generation of dance artists. 

"First generation Americans are the flowers that bloom after generations of harvest"

—Alicia Mullikin (EL SUEÑO Founder/Director)

Upcoming Events

EL SUEÑO: Film Premiere

March 25-27 at NW Film Forum and NOD Theater

Co-produced by Velocity Dance Center

A contemporary dance film created in collaboration by two Mexican-American dance artists. Director/Choreographer Alicia Mullikin and Filmmaker/Dancer Devin Muñoz explore what it means to be powerful brown women and to be the narrators and illustrators of their own stories. The work offers a glimpse of the woven landscapes of pain and joy echoed in both ancient and contemporary experience that are central to the film and the dancers who are part of it. The film seeks to honor the many brown women that have risked it all for the next generation of dreamers.

 

EL SUEÑO: THE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM

November 21-April 3 at the Henry Art Gallery

The Henry Art gallery offers a snapshot of the company’s work, as well as an invitation to participate in its vision. At the center of the installation is the company’s logo, an image that coalesces the tough chola figure with the nurturing Virgin Mary. Paper flowers that were hand-folded and installed by community partners and volunteers surround the image, transforming it into an ofrenda—an altar constructed to honor ancestors and lost loved ones; the mural thus invites reflection on what it means to be the recipient of an “American Dream” that has been generations in the making. Visitors are invited to share their own dreams within the context of ancestral observance. The installation is the basis for several free engagements, on and off site, including opportunities to participate in the construction of the exhibition, movement and other art workshops, and community discussions. 

 

  • EL SUEÑO FILM PREMIERE
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 25
    Seattle
    Mar 25, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Seattle, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
    A contemporary dance film and multimedia engagement created in collaboration by two Mexican-American dance artists, Director/Choreographer Alicia Mullikin and Film Maker/Dancer Devin Muñoz
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