Posted on:November 4, 2012
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings its celebrated repertoire to the Schimmel. Calpulli will be unveiling its premiere of Dia de los Muertos(Day of the Dead), evoking the unending relationship between the living and the departed with music and dance as the language that transcends. Meticulous costuming, passionate live music, and larger than life surprises will have you mesmerized.
A tribute to the heart and soul of Mexico here in New York City, under the Artistic Direction of Noemy Hernandez and Musical Direction of George Saenz, the Company of 20 dancers and core of musicians will make their Schimmel Center debut. For nearly a decade, Calpulli has recreated folk dances celebrating Mexican traditions and new works which employ non-traditional dance forms.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history, interpreted through its charismatic and unique artistic vision. Founded in 2003 by a group of artists working and living in New York City, Calpulli is dedicated to the traditions ofMexico and Mexican-American cultural expression through dance and music. Its mission is to teach and produce dance-based programming incorporating live music and theatre to promote the rich diversity of Mexican cultural heritage.
* The performances were rescheduled from Nov 3-4 due to the recovery in Lower Manhattan after hurricane Sandy.