OCT 26 • 7:30PMBuy Tickets
Tickets: $20 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents “Dia de los Muertos,” a universal love story inspired by the colors and sentiment of the native Mexican tradition. Two young lovers are torn apart by a twist of fate and struggle to reunite. With Mexican folk dances, classical ballet, and live music, Calpulli’s story explores the boundary between the world of living and those dearly departed who live in Mictlán- the underworld of Aztec mythology- where the mesmerizing Catrina reigns as queen.
Following its acclaimed performances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and residency at Queens Theatre, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company reprises Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), by Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez Herrera, Choreographer-in-Residence, Roberto Lara, and Music Director, George Saenz. The company of 20 dancers, guest performers, and core of musicians will take audiences on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to the beautiful world of the afterlife.
The special performance at Count Basie Theatre will feature the participation of students from Calpulli Community- a program for youth and adults featuring Mexican folk dance classes- which is also hosted at the theatre.
“It cannot be emphasized enough how special this production is, providing an educational experience to those not fully aware of the depth and diversity of Mexican culture and dance.”
– NY Examiner
Presented by Count Basie Theatre