Hello . Piyalli . Bienvenidos a Todos
Xochimilco M. Corona and Denise Carillo
Welcome to the Xicano Puppet Theater site.
Although my mom made her journey in 2003 after a heart-breaking battle with Non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma leukemia, her ideas are still valuable to our youth and community.
Art and culture through story-telling. It meant everything to her to involve the youth in rediscovering who they are. Empowerment in all of its creative avenues. We are learning how to create a puppet out of recyclable materials, and reconnecting with our indigenous roots. Our purpose is to share her her passion and legacy of cultural knowledge with the community and more importantly, the community youth who share the heritage and culture; that it may not be lost, but known, celebrated, and passed on. Knowledge is power. Thank you. Tlazokamati . Muchisimas Gracias!
My name is Xochimilco Corona. My daughter Denise Carrillo and I have begun to re-create my mothers’ puppet theater. This Eco-friendly Art form is fun and people of any age can enjoy. This vision of a Xicano puppet teatro belongs to my mother Jessie Corona, the original creator. She began to share her gifts of arte y cultura through her puppet teatro in the late 70’s, early 80’s, and throughout her life.