Danza de La Tierra

January 1, 2010 Judy Baca News 4,877 Comments

In 2008 the Dallas Latino Cultural Center, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, commissioned Judy Baca to paint a mural for the lobby of their 304-seat, Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall.

The Dallas Latino Cultural Center (LCC) opened in 2003 with the vision of providing artists, cultural organizations and the Latino community with a venue to develop and celebrate Latino culture and art. The LCC hosts and serves as a venue for various expressions of the visual, musical, performing and literary arts.

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The new work features two dancers from celebrated Limón Dance Company. The subject of the mural is movement and dance set in the city of Dallas. Baca says to “to elicit the illusion of movement, the bones of the mural or its underlying geometric compositional lines are composed of swirling ellipses. The dancers are seen as multiple images as they move through space. The design is carefully planned to draw the viewer into the dance as a participant in movement as they travel through the lobby of the Cultural Center to view a performance.”

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“Danza de la Tierra” Mural by Judy Baca from SPARC Murals on Vimeo.

The Dallas Latino Cultural Center, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, commissioned Judy Baca to paint a mural for the lobby of their 304-seat, Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall. This short film shows the process from concept to completion.