Tarahumara is the result of Calpulli’s year-long investigation which included research in Mexico, international collaboration, and free workshops through New York City. The piece explores the dance traditions of the private Rarámuri natives in northern Mexico. Dance is a form of prayer, of joy, of thanksgiving for the events in life that bring meaning and sustenance; here we explore matrimony, death and birth. Calpulli’s focus is on capturing pre-Hispanic, pre-Christian rituals and dance forms, which are lesser-known and disappearing.