Nahui Ollin was founded to embrace and perform the indigenous, ancient ceremonial dances of Mexico. The group focuses primarily on Aztec dance (also known as the Dance of the Concheros), other indigenous dances, songs, and poetry. Lead performer Roberto Ferreyra is a “Capitan” (chief) of a mesa de danza, one of only a few in the United States.
Members of Nahui Ollin have decades of experience teaching workshops in dance, music, and art. Arts workshop examples include clay instruments, recycled materials and music, mural painting, indigenous crafts, piñatas, masks, altars, Day of the Dead, and more.