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Audition For Calpulli Mexican Dance Company This January!

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company seeks dancers with footwork and/or contemporary dance experience for performances in the upcoming Spring 2019 season and domestic/international touring in 2019.
Dancers should be interested in performing Mexican dances that range from folk to contemporary in style.

Compensation Details
– paid performances: local, touring- domestic and international, and arts-in-education
– rehearsal stipend

Materials To Bring
– headshot
– resume
– folklorico/flamenco/character shoes (something to tap and stomp)

Information can be sent by email prior to the audition to info@calpullidance.org with the subject line “Audition.”

Dates/Times
Sunday, 1/13/2019 – 2:45 PM – City Center Studios, Studio 4

Tuesday, 1/15/2019 – 1:45 PM – Ballet Hispánico, Studio 2

Sunday, 1/20/2019 – 2:45 PM – City Center Studios, Studio 4 

Auditioners may arrive 30 minutes before the noted audition time to warm-up, sign in, etc.
The duration of the audition is approximately 1 hour.

Studio Addresses

Ballet Hispánico, Studio 2

167 W 89th St

New York, NY 10024

City Center Studios, Studio 4

130 W 56th St

New York, NY 10019


Gracias!

El Correo de Queens destaca Calpulli y su obra “Navidad”

El Correo de Queens destaca Calpulli y su obra “Navidad”

El Correo de Queens highlights Calpulli and its story “Navidad”

 

Calpulli’s “Navidad” featured in the Queens Chronicle!

And now, in the company’s latest creation, “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas,” set for a two-week run at Thalia Hispanic Theatre in Sunnyside beginning Nov. 30, the two worlds come together.

The piece, developed by Castaño and his artistic partner, Alberto Lopez Herrera, celebrates holiday traditions experienced by a child of Mexican immigrant parents while growing up in New York City.

“The idea is to use dance to say, ‘We’re here and we deserve to be celebrated,’” Castano said. “We think of our work as something beautiful, something celebratory.”

Link to full article: A Celebration of Immigrant Holiday Traditions

Press Release: “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” at Thalia Spanish Theatre

Click the link below for the full bilingual press release for “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas”

Press Release

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.