Now available for licensing, An Educational Journey to “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo" tells a universal tale of the underdog fighting impossible odds designed specifically for students and teachers. The setting is the Battle of Puebla when a small army of Mexican soldiers and commoners defeated the French army, the strongest military force of the time, on the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), 1862. Through folkloric and contemporary dance, live music and elaborate costuming, Calpulli elaborates on the history of the now-famous date and celebrates the culture and people of Puebla.
As with our in-person lecture demonstrations and assemblies, Calpulli delivers a rich learning and cultural engagement experience virtually. This offering includes a live MC that engages students with fun, interactive educational content about the history and culture of the dances they are about to see, as well as a Calpulli staff member that can run the Zoom call and run the show so you can enjoy the performance as well!
See our virtual programming FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.
Audiences will learn simplified movements and choreographies in a didactic setting led by a teaching artist. A caring teaching artist describes the history and background of all dances in order for audiences to have a deeper understanding of Mexican culture. A Calpulli staff member will run the Zoom call so you can join in on the experience!
Photo: Students join an online workshop hosted on Calpulli's zoom.
A virtual assembly is essentially the same as in-person residency only hosted online. Virtual classes meet over Zoom for one or more sessions per week for several weeks with the option for a culminating event.
If you are interested in a Residency Program, an information packet is available-- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information.
Photo: Artistic Director & Co-Founder Alberto Lopez Herrera leads an online residency for students at Forest Hills High School in Queens, NY.