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Commissions

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration (2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08) - El Camino College, LATC, Curtis Center, Oakland, Shannon Center, Whittier College, and Nate Holden Theatre, respectively. The work received rave reviews, and since its creation, it has become a once a year tradition somewhere in Los Angeles.

Navidad en Whittier (2004, 05, 06, 07) - An evening of dance, and music inspired by the rich traditions of the Mexican community as told thought the eyes of an "abuelita" (grandmother). Floricanto was invited to reprise this work at the Shannon Center again for the 2008 Holiday Season.

From Acapulco to Manila, An Untold Pacific Rim Story (2003) - A celebration of the music and dance traditions of the Mexican and Philippino people and their mutual influence and transformation through two centuries of trade with Spanish galleons. This was a collaboration with Kayamanan Ng Lahi, Southern California's premier Philipino dance company. This project was considered for reprisal in Hawaii, during the 2006-07 season.

Opening Night of the Los Angeles Dance Kaleidoscope - Los Angeles View (1999) - Gema Sandoval was invited to create a 20 minute piece related to the theme of her view of Los Angeles. Fandango Angeleno, premiered July 16, 1999 to very positive reviews, at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex.

Si Se Puede/Yes You Can (1998) - CSULA's 50th Anniversary Committee commissioned Gema Sandoval to create a work to be premiered at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

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