If Cities Could Dance

San Francisco's Dance Crew Blends Tap and Mexican Footwork

Season 3 Episode 2 | 5m 59s | Video has closed captioning.

La Mezcla dance company, founded and led by Vanessa Sanchez, uses dance and song to tell stories of Chicana history, culture and resistance. Blending tap dance and son jarocho zapateado (traditional footwork from Veracruz, Mexico) Sanchez describes this unique dance style as “zapatap.” Watch these dancers perform dynamic choreography in front of iconic Mission District murals and landmarks.

Aired: 05/19/20

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.