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Calpulli On PBS!

Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi showcases the Mexican community in NYC through Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

Airing now on PBS and at the following link: ¡Viva La Mexico!

New York Times Mention: Mexika Tiawi! at Victory Dance 2018

For the full article, click here!

Calpulli Receives NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant!

The New England Foundation for the Arts has awarded $1,790,000 through the National Dance Project (NDP) to support the creation of 20 new dance works that will tour the United States, including Calpulli’s “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo”

For more information about the grant, click here!

Calpulli Is A NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant Finalist!

For more information about the grant and finalists, click here!

Watch: Calpulli Directors Interviewed for “Boda Mexicana”

See the interview with Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera, Music Director George Saenz, and Guest Choreographer Javier Dzul about their work with “Boda Mexicana.”

Calpulli Receives Support From Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is delighted to be a recipient of the Dance Advancement Fund Award from Dance/NYC!

Read more about the Fund here:

https://www.dance.nyc/funds/danceadvancement

Review: “Dia de los Muertos” at the Town Hall

True Love Survives After Death in Dia de los Muertos

“With its emphasis on honoring the transition of death, as well as those who have passed on and the undying power of love, Dia delos Muertos exemplifies the roots of the commercial holiday we now know as Halloween. If The Nutcracker is the go-to performance of the Winter months, Dia de los Muertos should be made canon for the Fall.”

 

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New York Times Review: “Dia de los Muertos” at the Town Hall

Review: When La Catrina Met Giselle

“The dance numbers keep coming — feet stamping, skirts swirling — as narrative turns are woven in with easy-to-follow clarity. The lines of female dead, crossing one another to the same accelerating music to which the Wilis cross, have the same effect as the original, heightened by richer colors. And the hopeful ending allows the men to finish with their forte, striking machetes together under high kicks.”

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Calpulli’s Artistic Director Alberto Lopez featured in Time Magazine’s “American Voices”

Our own Artistic Director and Founder Alberto Lopez is featured in Time Magazine’s American Voices for his key role and contributions to an organization that celebrates Mexicans and Mexican culture:

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CALPULLI MEXICAN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS”

CALPULLI MEXICAN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS”
Queens-based dance company brings acclaimed production to venues in the tri-state area

Hailed as a “terrific company,” by The New York Times, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings its acclaimed production “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) to three venues in the tri-state area over the course of two weeks beginning October 26th. Under Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez Herrera, Choreographer-in-Residence, Roberto Lara, and Music Director, George Saenz, the company tells a story inspired by the sentiment and colors of the native Mexican tradition through folk dances, classical ballet, and live music. The company of 20 dancers, guest performers, and core of musicians will take audiences on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to Mictlan, the beautiful underworld of Aztec mythology, where La Catrina is the mesmerizing Queen.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 7:30 PM
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701
Tickets and Information: www.countbasie.org
Event link: http://www.countbasietheatre.org/events/day-dead-celebration/
Box Office: 732-842-9000 ● All tickets: $20

Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 4 PM
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
4 United Nations Ave S, Corona, NY 11368
Tickets and Information: www.queenstheatre.org
Event link: http://queenstheatre.org/dia-de-los-muertos
Box Office: 718-760-0064 ● Tickets: $20-$30, Discounts available to groups and multi-season

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036
Tickets and Information: www.thetownhall.org
Box Office and Event Link: http://thetownhall.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos
Tickets: $35-$50

“Our language of dance is universal, and I think audiences will love our story and how we bring dia de los muertos into a new light,” says Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera, who also designs and makes much of the company’s wardrobe. Choreographer-in-Residence Mr. Lara brings a rich experience in classical dance and related story-telling. Mr. Lara is most notably a former dancer with Ballet Hispanico and Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

“Dia de los Muertos” has been continually developed since 2012 at venues including the Schimmel Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall, and Penn State Erie. The company premiered the production at Queens Theatre in 2016 during its year-long residence with the partner.

 

CALPULLI MEXICAN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTA “DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS”
La compañía de danza con sede en Queens trae consigo una aclamada producción a teatros en el área tri-estatal

Aclamada como una “compañía fabulosa”, por The New York Times, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presenta su aclamada producción “Día de los Muertos” en tres teatros en el área tri-estatal a lo largo de dos semanas a partir del 26 de octubre. El director artístico, Alberto López Herrera; el coreógrafo en residencia, Roberto Lara; y el director musical, George Sáenz, nos cuentan una historia inspirada en el sentimiento y los colores tradicionales mexicanos a través de bailes folclóricos, ballet clásico y música en vivo. La compañía integrada por 20 bailarines, artistas invitados, y un núcleo de músicos extraordinarios, llevará a la audiencia por un viaje desde un alegre pueblo mexicano, hasta Mictlán, el bello mundo de los muertos de la mitología azteca, reinado por la cautivadora Catrina.

Jueves, 26 de octubre del 2017, 7:30 PM
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701
Boletos e información: www.countbasie.org
Enlace del evento: http://www.countbasietheatre.org/events/day-dead-celebration/
Taquilla: 732-842-9000 ● Boletos: $20

Domingo, 29 de octubre del 2017, 4:00 PM
Queens Theatre
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
4 United Nations Ave S, Corona, NY 11368
Boletos e información: www.queenstheatre.org
Enlace del evento: http://queenstheatre.org/dia-de-los-muertos
Taquilla: 718-760-0064 ● Boletos: $20-$30, Descuentos disponibles para grupos y de temporada

Sábado, 4 de noviembre del 2017, 8:00 PM
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036
Boletos e información: www.thetownhall.org
Taquilla y enlace del evento: http://thetownhall.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos
Boletos: $35-$50

“Nuestro lenguaje de la danza es universal, y creo que las audiencias van a amar nuestra historia y cómo traemos a día de los muertos a una nueva luz”, dice el director artístico Alberto López Herrera, quien también diseña y hace gran parte del vestuario de la compañía. El coreógrafo en residencia, Roberto Lara, contribuye con su vasta experiencia en danza clásica y narración de historias. Lara es un reconocido ex bailarín con el Ballet Hispánico y el Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

“Día de los Muertos” se ha presentado y desarrollado continuamente desde 2012 en lugares como el Centro Schimmel para las Artes, Aaron Davis Hall y Penn State Erie. La compañía estrenó la producción en Queens Theatre en 2016 durante su año de residencia.