Summer 2011 at TANA

TANA Upward Bound Workshop 2011: Maceo Montoya and Jesus Ramos assist students with their screen prints
TANA Upward Bound Workshop 2011: Eddie Lampkin assist student with registering a screenprint
TANA Upward Bound Workshop 2011: Olivia Hernandez assists students in developing lay-outs for their screenprints
TANA Upward Bound Workshop: Lalo Ramos assists student in selecting colors for a screenprint
TANA Assistant Roque Montez's monoprint in progress
Carlos Jackson leads a silkscreen demonstration with Chicana/o Studies Poster Workshop students
Jaime Montiel, TANA Artist in Residence, demonstrates his process for developing screenprints
Jaime Montiel, TANA Artist in Residence, demonstrates his process for developing stencils for his screenprints
Jose Moreno, TANA affiliated Woodland-based artist, discusses his series of screenprints with students
TANA 2011 Upward Bound Students provide a homage to TANA Assistant Gilda Posada

TANA Presents “Salud O Adios” at the Dixon Migrant Center

Salud O Adios silkscreen poster created by TANA artist and staff member Roque Montez

On Saturday, July 30, 2011 TANA joined Yolo County Housing and The Health Education Council in presenting “Salud O Adios”, a play written and directed by Manuel Pickett and performed by Teatro Espejo, at the Dixon Migrant Center in Dixon California. The play was presented inside the Community Room and was well attended by family members of all ages who live at the seasonal housing center.

The Spanish language play featured common obstacles that Latino families face when attempting to switch to a healthy lifestyle as well as the consequences if they do not. The play is one two separate scripts commissioned by TANA through a Network for a Healthy California Leadership Project grant funded by the USDA, to tackle community health issues such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity by promoting a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and physical activity.

The presentation also featured healthy food samples prepared and served by the Health Education Council’s Community Health Leaders, who teach Nutrition Education classes at the center.

This is the second the three performances scheduled for 2011. The next Teatro performance will be a presentation of Aventuras con Verduras by El Teatro Campesino at the Woodland Opera House in Woodland California, on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

For more information about the Teatro Leadership Project or future performances please email Noemi Castro at ncastro@ucdavis.edu

Salud O Adios silkscreen poster displayed at the Dixon Migrant Center front office

 

Introducing the Teatro Espejo cast of "Salud O Adios"
Two characters discuss eating healthy while shopping for ingredients at the grocery store.

 

TANA Presents Nutrition Education Teatro, Featuring El Teatro Campesino

El Charro from “Campeona No Te Rajes”

On Saturday May 21st, 2011, in Salinas, California, TANA presented, “Aventuras Con Verduras! Un Espectaculo de la Salud” (An Adventure with Veggies! A Spectacle of Health) by El Teatro Campesino, in collaboration with The Network for a Healthy California –Central Coast Latino Campaign, Monterey Country Health Department, El Teatro Campesino and the Alisal Center for Fine Arts.

Aventuras Con Verduras, created by the El Teatro Campesino ensemble and directed by Kinan Valdez, was commissioned by TANA as part of a Leadership Project grant entitled, Preventing Health Disparities through Nutrition Education Teatro, funded by the Network for a Healthy California-Latino Campaign.

The 50 minute bilingual play, accompanied by live music and song, was created for a multi-generational, low-income, Latino audience, to promote a dialog within the community about eating more fruits and vegetables, staying physically active and promoting California’s Calfresh program (formally known as SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

The May 21st event was held at the Alisal Center for Fine Arts in East Salinas and showcased two free performances, at 2:00 pm for community leaders and at 6:00 pm for the general public. These performances drew an audience of about 150 people. The event also featured healthy food samples, prepared and served by the Network for a Healthy California “Champions Moms” as well as an Art Exhibit by students of Hijos del Sol.

Media advisory, organized by The Network for a Healthy California –Central Coast Latino Campaign included promotion on local radio stations, a television interview on Univision (Monterey County) and a 30 minute interview on “Le Duela a Quien Le Duela” with Jose Valenzuela on La Preciosa 100.9fm.

TANA also designed the visual campaign for the teatro event, which featured a silkscreen print created by Chicana/o Studies Professor Emeritus, Malaquias Montoya.

The presentation of Aventuras con Verduras is the first of three Teatro events to be coordinated by TANA in the 2011 grant year. The next Teatro performance will be presented at the Dixon Migrant Center on Saturday, July 30th featuring Sacramento based group El Teatro Espejo, directed by Manuel Pickett. El Teatro Campesino will be presenting a subsequent performance of Aventuras con Verduras at the Woodland Opera House in Woodland California, on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

TANA had coordinated and presented a previous Teatro event at TANA’s studio in September 2010, which included a Wellness Fair featuring 20 local community organizations, a radio satellite, and a raffle give-away, which included a free youth bike to promote physical activity. The Teatro was performance by El Teatro Espejo and directed by Manuel Pickett.

For more information about the Teatro Leadership Project or future performances please email Noemi Castro at ncastro@ucdavis.edu

Caption: TANA Program Coordinator, Noemi Castro, welcomes the audience to the presentation along with El Teatro Campesino Director Kinan Valdez, and the Network for a Healthy California –Central Coast Latino Campaign Coordinator, Lupe Covarrubias- Martinez.
Caption: The round up of the “usual suspects”
Caption: the Network for a Healthy California, "Champion Moms"
TANA Presents Nutrition Education Teatro, Featuring El Teatro Campesino
Poster by Malaquias Montoya: TANA Presents Nutrition Education Teatro, Featuring El Teatro Campesino

 

 

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