Teens and Tweens Programs
Welcome! All programs have a degree of bilingualism (English and Spanish) and most of the stories come from Latin American or Hispanic cultures. Sessions are 45 min.
From Xibalba to the Moon
The Maya people tell some of the most intriguing and adventurous tales. Stories about brothers visiting the underworld, the moon falling from the sky, and a monster with diamond teeth are just a tiny sample of the vast Mayan collection. Come to learn and enjoy some of the most fascinating myths of the Americas.
From time to time, people have spoken of eerie apparitions that have taken away even the most cautious traveler. From the Rio Grande down to la Patagonia, these ghost stories still frighten those who listen. Meet a one-leg woman that haunts men, a dog that appears with an ominous warning, and a gaucho (Argentine cowboy) looking for someone to take his place.
The Rise and Fall of the Aztecs
The Aztecs were one of the most developed cultures the conquistadors encountered. In their time, the Aztecs considered themselves inheritors of the great Toltec culture. During their brief reign in Mesoamerica, the Aztecs conquered and expanded their empire. This performance weaves the most famous Aztec myth of creation, a legend of how they went from being a nomadic group of tribes to consolidating an empire, and a historical narrative of a political conspiracy. The audience learns how fascinating and intriguing Aztec history was in this storytelling show.