October 5, 2016: Dancing Elotes at East Boston Farmer’s Market


New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program Announces DANCING ELOTES
An Interactive Public Art Installation by Carolyn Lewenberg and Veronica Robles

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 3-6pm | East Boston Farmer’s Market

Part of Creative City Grant Programs throughout Boston Neighborhoods
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[Boston, MA—September 27, 2016] The New England Foundation for the Arts announces Dancing Elotes, a multi-media interactive art experience celebrating traditional Mexican food, art, and dance cocreated by Carolyn Lewenberg and Veronica Robles. Over the summer, the artists have hosted a bicycle cart at East Boston Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons, where they sell elotes (traditionally-prepared Mexican street corn), host poetry readings, and dance sessions. 

Over the weeks, with the artists, visitors have collaboratively helped assemble life-size sculptures from the corn husks and cobs, and on Wednesday, October 5, from 3-6pm, the finished full sculptures will be revealed and on view. 

In addition, the celebration will feature “La Danza del Permiso,” a live traditional Mexican dance, requesting permission from mother earth to work the soil. Each dancer will perform around alters at the bases of the sculptures. 

The East Boston Farmers Market is located at the Lewis Mall, behind the Maverick MBTA Station, at 209 Sumner Street. The event is free and open to the public.