WHO IS JAVIER ALARCON MÚJICA?

 
 
 
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   I have participated in the Festival of the Cultures of the World since 1992. In 1993, I worked in the Chamber of Commerce in Openn GA, where I had many opportunities including the formation of the Cultural Program in the Department of Nuclear Arms. I received an invitation to participate in the Expoferia of Japan in 1994 which gave me the chance to demonstrate for them the richness of our culture.

   From 1994-98 I had the opportunity to participate in conjunction with the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta in the Celebration of the Day of the Dead, directed by Mr. Teodoro Maus and Lourdes Chávez. Along with my performances, I also served as choreographer, designing the regalia and mounting the scenography. I also participated in televised educational programs at Universities and Churches and fund raising events in Atlanta to benefit quadriplegic kids.

   From 1995 to 1998 I was a special guest for the 45 year old Art Show at Emory University in Atlanta GA which was directed by Mónica Kerner.

   In 1996 a new dream emerges and leaves a great impact on the world; the first “Indigene Olympic Games” directed by the Producer Chipa Wolf, in which I represented Mexico, showing what distinguishes our culture. In the same year, I am one of the few natives in the United States and Mexico, selected by the American Committee Olympic Games (ACOG), to participate in the Ceremony of Inauguration of the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.

   Other important dates are July 29 through August 2, 1998 when I participated in the International Platform Association which is an event which has been going on since 1931. The theme of this program is to stress important dates and events throughout the year. I demonstrated through dance and oratory. This event is held in Washington, DC, USA.

   The 7 years I have traveled as an ambassador of pre-Hispanic culture to Trade TN has given me confidence exploring the native towns and frontiers of North Carolina and Tennessee. In Trade, city of the mountains, they gave me the right to choose a Mexican autochthon group to choreograph and perform the opening ceremony depicting the trading between American Natives and the European Colonies, directed by Tommy Walsh.

   I have modeled for painters and photographers which resulted in one of my photographs being included in the Smithsonian Institution collection of Native Peoples. I have also been featured in books and native calendars.

   My participation in Powwow’s (Indigenous festivals) throughout North America, Canada and Alaska offered me the opportunity to meet great actors who invited me to participate in successful films such as ‘Dances With Wolves’ and ‘Last of the Mohicans.’

- JAVIER ALARCON MÚJICA