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On Saturday, April 25th, URBAN-15’s Carnaval de San Anto ensemble took to the streets for its 28th consecutive Fiesta Flambeau. By now, CDSA is well known for its carnival spirit, its LED-lit costumes, and its surrealist aesthetics; previous parade themes have included “Aerospace is the Place” and “The Illuminating Crystal Chandaliers from the House of Electra.” Yet when CDSA formed in the fall of 1987, there was nothing like it in the city. Composed of dancers and drummers throughout the city who audition to be part of the group, the ensemble’s presence at the Flambeau changed the face of Fiesta quite literally.
The world’s largest illuminated parade, Fiesta Flambeau features the University of Texas Longhorn Band, equestrian groups, illuminated floats, community groups, and Fiesta royalty. Since our first presentation in the 1988 parade, San Antonio has been thrilled by the exciting dance, music, and costumes that have made URBAN-15 performances legendary.
Our award-winning ensemble is composed of dancers and drummers from throughout the city and county who audition to be part of the group. URBAN-15 pursues a philosophy of inclusion that crosses lines of gender, class, race, and religion. Breaking prejudicial barriers of size, age, and norms of physical beauty, we have transformed the way our community celebrates.
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For more information about FLAMBEAU, contact URBAN-15 at (210) 736-1500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.