August 5, 2022 – Portland Mercado, Portland, OR – SIN MAÍZ NO HAY PAÍS was an open-to-the-public performance in partnership with Hacienda CDC  featuring HDD/NW dancers Colleen Laverde, Charles Roy, Barbara Lima, Daniel Giron and Ingrid Ferdinand, and live music by the trio Oleada. Staged on the performing grounds of the Mercado, the performance seeks to capture the rich cultural history and vibrant beauty of the community that resides there.

The practice of Heidi Duckler Dance Northwest encourages engagement and investment in Portland’s creative, diverse, locally-rooted and globally conscious communities, made up of artists, activists, educators, entrepreneurs, and community members. This performance was part of a larger creative residency that continues throughout 2022-2023.

This project is supported by funds from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, and City of Portland, Events Action Table, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).