Maestro Spotlight - Antonio Sarabia - Danzantes Unidos®
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Maestro Spotlight – Antonio Sarabia

Antonio Sarabia 2Antonio Sarabia is an educator, graphic design artist, photographer, musician and writer based out of Sacramento, California.  He was born in Mexico City and migrated to California with his family in 1993.  With over 16 years of experience in freelance, Antonio specializes in digital graphic art and photography. He has worked extensively in video, audio production, serigraphy, and web design.

Mr. Sarabia is the Danzantes Unidos Festival Logo Artist and an invaluable member of the Danzantes Media Team. He has been a part of the Folklorico community, serving as a dancer and artistic contributor to Folklorico groups in Sacramento, including Raices De Mi Tierra from 2002 to 2011 and Rincones De Mi Tierra from 2013 to the present.

Chicano EducatorHe holds a Designated Services SCOE Credential in Commercial Art, Media & Entertainment as well as a Bachelor’s degree in English, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2004 from California State University Sacramento. He continued studying Literature at CSUS and completed a Master’s degree in May of 2007.

In addition to his design and creative work, Antonio is the C.T.E. Visual Communications, Computer Graphics and Multimedia instructor at Sacramento Charter High School, where he has shared his passion for art and technology with countless high school students since the fall of 2004. He also serves a the director of the Sac High Multimedia Lab and The Sac High Annex Recording Studio.



At DUF 2017

Folklorico Media (Ages 14+)

“It is our story, our history, that gives meaning to our art and ignites our passion to continue its practice.” –Antonio Sarabia

Folklorico Media Workshop is a new initiative by Danzantes Unidos meant to encourage participants to take full advantage of technology and various media platforms to promote their passion for dance, tell their stories and share their art. The class to be taught by Antonio Sarabia at Danzantes Unidos Festival 2017 is a general overview of the creative principles used to produce effective multimedia and marketing materials. Topics include basic design principles, developing a strong Folklorico group identity, video storytelling, creating a social media presence and taking advantage of technology to produce impactful media on a tight budget.

The class will have two parts: Saturday’s session will focus on the theory and an overview of best practices. Sunday’s session will be the practical application of these principles where students will get to apply what they learned to either document the Danzantes Festival itself, or work on a specific project for their own group. No prior technical knowledge is required, but an open mind and willingness to take on a challenge is a must. Laptops and some type of video recording device are recommended. Helpful tools if you have have access to them: Adobe Photoshop. iMac with iMovie. DSLR camera. Not required, but we will be talking about these resources.


Space-permitting*, group directors registering more than six members, qualify for a ‘free pass’ to attend this class for themselves or a designated representative. It will be YOUR responsibility to contact [email protected] to obtain the pass code and *register for this class before it fills up.


DUF 2017 “Alma Indigena” will take place on April 7, 8 & 9 in Fresno, CA.

$ave on registration fees by enrolling early!

Early Registration now through 12/20/16

Regular Registration 12/21/16 through 2/8/17

Late Registration 2/9/17 through 3/30/17





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