Imagine a troupe of all male dancers in cowboy boots with incredibly, long and pointy tips that resemble exaggerated elf shoes, dancing to energetic, Latin club beats. What you have just visualized is the Mexican dance phenomena known as ‘Tribal Guarachero,’ and the fascinating boots the men wear when dancing are ‘Botas Picudas,’ or ‘Mexican pointy boots.’
This short film takes a look at the lives of Los Inmortales, a group of Tribal dancers from Austin, Texas.
Produced for East Austin Stories at the University of Texas.
Director and Producer: Joel Mize
Assistant Producer: Issa Ramos
Director of Photography: Ian Pollard
Editor: Taylor King
Assistant Editor: Ian Pollard
Production Company: Compass Initiative compassinitiative.org