'Boda Mexicana' By Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Comes to The Bronx
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings its acclaimed production Boda Mexicana (Mexican Wedding) to audiences at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. This will be the Company's first season presented in the Bronx coinciding with its 15th anniversary. Boda Mexicana tells the story of the union of two people through Mexican songs, dances, customs, rituals and ceremonies. Two lovers travel through time to Mexican towns where we experience the customs of courtship, engagement, the ceremony, and the feast that follows. But will a curse set long before their time alter their destiny? Under Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez Herrera and Music Director, George Saenz, the company of 20 dancers, guest performers, and core of musicians take audiences on a voyage through regional and ethnic traditions guided by Calpulli's unique artistic interpretation.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 8:00PM
Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 3:00PM
The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451
Tickets and Information: www.calpullidance.org
Event link: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/events/YEAR-2018/April/Boda_Mexicana/Boda_Mexicana.shtml
Box Office: (718) 518-4455
All tickets: $30 and $25, Discount for students
The production will feature the premiere of a commissioned work by Choreographer and Artistic Director of Dzul Dance Company, Javier Dzul. Mr. Dzul, an expert in Mayan dance both native and interpretative, will create a work as the opening sequence of Boda Mexicana based on a Mayan legend of the tree of life and a vengeful god.
"In Boda Mexicana, I want to show audiences the traditions that make courtships so beautiful. For instance, the symbolism of the paliacate or handkerchief as a precious wedding ring, how families unite to make a wedding dress with so much love, how Yucatecos have the most colorful celebrations," says Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera adding, "These are just a few images and experiences I want our audiences to have. We realize how much we have in common not only across Mexico, but across all cultures."
Boda Mexicana was developed in 2016 at the Thalia Spanish Theatre and premiered at Queens Theatre in 2017 with much acclaim from audiences. Sponsors Major support was received from the New York State Council on the Arts and the McGraw Foundation. Media sponsors and community partners include El Diario de México, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Dance/NYC, and Spaceworks. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance and live music. Founded in 2003, the company tours from coast-to-coast in the USA and made its international debut in 2013 in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Middle East. At its performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August 2015, Calpulli was hailed a "terrific company" by Dance Critic Brian Siebert of The New York Times.