Latin Ballet of Virginia presents SOL & LUNA
Artistic Director: Ana Ines King
Artistic Associated for this production: Francisco Mesa El Nano.
Sol y Luna
Malinalli & the Legend of La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)
Legend tells that Mallinali, “La Llorona,” was a Native princess from the Aztec empire who suffered the terrible condition of slavery during the Spanish conquest. She was the slave, translator and lover of Hernán Cortés, the cruel conquistador of Mexico.
The historical figure of Malinalli has been intermixed with Aztec legends (such as La Llorona, a woman who weeps for lost children). Her reputation has been altered over the years according to changing social and political perspectives. In Mexico today, Malinalli, “La Llorona” remains a powerful icon. She is considered “The First Mother of Mexico” and the quintessential victim from the Conquest of the New World.