BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Indigenous Roots Arts Center

La Llorona on Lake

Indigenous Roots had presented La Llorona, a performance by a group of youth organizers to grieve and create awareness of the children who have died at the hands of ICE. Their live pop-up offering in BareBones 2020 took place at Plaza Centenario on Lake St., Nov. 1.

photos courtesy of the artists

Thank you to our partners Club Cuernavaca-Axochiapan-Morelos and Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte.


About the Artists

Indigenous Roots Art Center is dedicated to building, supporting, and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color through cultural arts and activism.

Together with their five children, Sergio Cenoch and Mary Anne Quiroz, have been practicing and promoting traditional Mexica Nahua culture for over two decades.

Sergio Cenoch Quiroz was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 1989. Rooted in his cultural identity, Sergio Cenoch began organizing cultural events in high school, highlighting Mexican indigenous festivities such as Dia de los Muertos. His passion for arts and culture merged with dance at Johnson High School, where Sergio Cenoch co-organized a Mexican folkloric and Mexica Aztec dance group. Today, Sergio Cenoch teaches and shares the ancestral knowledge, traditions and ceremonies that have been taught to him by his elders and teachers.

Mary Anne Quiroz was born in Manila, Philippines and is passionate about arts and culture. At the age of six, Mary Anne expressed her interest in ballet and Polynesian dance in various dance schools in the Philippines. Her grandmother, Lola Esther, taught her traditional Filipino dances. After immigrating to the United States in 1989, Mary Anne became involved in community work as a youth organizer and found her passion for arts advocacy and community engagement.