Fifth viñeta: Veracruz

La Villa Rica de la Veracruz was the port of entrance for Hernán Cortés, since its geographical location by the Gulf of Mexico and its close distance to Mexico City made it an accessible gateway for colonization. As such, Veracruz became the place for the introduction of African people, who became an important yet invisible part of the population. In this viñeta, we analyze and re-choreograph ballet folklórico’s use of jarocho and Afro-Mexican culture.