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Stories from Home: Siglos. Sueños. Sefarad.
A Dance Performance & Storytelling Workshop

How does one remember what was hidden for so long? In Siglos. Sueños. Sefarad. Tucson-based choreographer Yvonne Montoya explores where ancestral memories live in the body as she remembers the experiences of  the Sephardic Jews during and after the Spanish Inquisition. As a direct descendent of the B'nei Anusim of Spain and Portugal, Siglos. Sueños. Sefarad. is dedicated to her Sephardic ancestors who took refuge from the Spanish and Mexican Inquisitions in Northern New Mexico. Siglos. Sueños. Sefarad. is an excerpt of Stories from Home.

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Photo by Estefanía Mitre Performance by David Bernal-Fuentes 

Stories From Home is a series of dances embodying the oral traditions of Latino communities in the American Southwest, centering Nuevomexicana, Xicana, and Mexican American bodies, aesthetics, and experiences. Montoya draws upon personal histories as well as ancestral knowledge, including stories from her great-grandmother, grandmother, great-aunts, and father.


The performance will be preceded by a Storytelling + Luminaria making workshop open to participants of all ages. This event is free but pre-registration is required.

Date: Thursday, January 11th at 6:00 PM


Location: Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center 564 S. Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

Tickets: No Cost Pre-Registration is Required

Stories from Home Podcast Edition

Are you interested in learning more about the dancers and artists behind Stories from Home? 

Join us on Patreon for an exclusive preview of the new Process in Place special edition podcast series featuring interviews with the Stories from Home artistic team. Listen as Delia Ibañez interviews Stories from Home dancers and designers asking them thought provoking questions about their own meanings of home and ancestry. 

The first two interviews feature Stories from Home dancer and choreograph Ruby Morales and costume designer Mary Leopo. 

This podcast is a collaboration with Process in Place by Delia Ibañez. Follow Process in Place and Safos Dance on Instagram for announcements on future podcast guests. 

Listen to the Podcast 

100% of the Patreon proceeds and donations benefit Stories from Home, supporting the artistic team that make this work happen. Thank you.

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Stories from Home
Sizzle Reel!

Ruby Morales in Stories from Home

Soft premiere footage of Stories from Home 

February 8, 2023

Community & Performing Arts Center

Green Valley, AZ

Yvonne Montoya and dancers featured in KQED's If Cities Could Dance | Season 5.

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