NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (Calpulli Danza Mexicana) will present a free, festive program celebrating the diverse regional dance traditions of Mexico’s rich cultural history on Saturday, March 11th, from 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. In elaborate, colorful costumes and with superb skill and artistry, the members of the acclaimed dance company will perform dances specific to the various diverse regions of Mexico. The performance is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
The professional dancers will be joined by New Rochelle children, teens and adults who have been studying with the dancers in a free six-week class made possible by the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. Over 70 student dancers have participated in the rigorous weekly sessions, experiencing the sounds, movement, history and culture of Mexico. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, to the capacity 140-capacity of the theater.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company was founded in 2003 by a group of artists who sought to enrich the quality of Mexican traditional dance in New York City. As a not-for profit organization, its mission is to teach and produce dance-based programming incorporating live music and theatre to promote a diverse image of Mexican cultural heritage. The company has toured nationally from coast to coast and has performed in premier venues in New York City and beyond, including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, CalTech University, Colgate University, the Schimmel Center for the Arts, Jacob’s Pillow and at the New York Botanical Garden in conjunction with the Frida Kahlo Exhibition.