Night Out In The Parks: Nahui Ollin Aztec Dance

Event Type
Event Description

Night Out in the Parks in partnership with Son Monarcas presents the program "Nahui Ollin Aztec Dance!" FREE & All Ages Welcome! Come and experience ancient pre-Colombian traditions of Central Mexico with Nahui Ollin. Follow them as they showcase the living traditions of Mesoamerica through Aztec and Mayan music, dance, and storytelling. Lively and dynamic, the dancer's movements represent and honor elements found in nature, totem animals, deities, and sacred actions. Both ritualistic and spiritualistic, program highlights include authentic attire and indigenous music instrumentation, traditional songs, and stories. Nahui Ollin means Four Movements in Nahuatl, the original language of the Aztecs. It refers to the perpetual movement of the universe, integrating and reintroducing the wonderment of the four directions of the cosmos. This show also explores how we are all connected with this ancient culture through food, language, people, places, and words we all use. In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Strohacker (Howard) Park

4347 W 54th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(312) 747-6723