Danza de la Tierra. 2008.

8ft. x 24ft. 
Acrylic on Wood.

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

The Dallas Latino Cultural Center (LLC) 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.

The 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 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.”

Join Judy Baca as she leads the viewer through the process of creating ‘Danza de la Tierra’.