Calpulli Mexican Dance and Live Music

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March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Join us for a festive evening celebrating Mexican and Mexican-American culture with this spectacular live dance and music performance by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Experience the rich dance and music traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through this unique artistic vision. The company will put on performances from various Mexican states. In Noches en Veracruz, we see the tradition of fandango nights singing and dancing around the “tarima” (a raised wooden platform) originated in the southern town of Tlacotalpan. This performance explores haunting, celebratory, and passionate dances in the tropical night air of Veracruz. In Jarabillos de Michoacan, dancers both young and old celebrate harvest, fertility, and friendship, all set to the vivacious music of Michoacan. The jarabillos dances are classically-stylized and adore the bounties of agriculture and nature. Los viejitos (little old men and women) tell us, through movement, humor, and music, of a lifelong lesson: dance and find merriment all your life and you will find the fountain of youth. In Sones Jalicienses, the dances celebrates the birthplace of mariachi music, Jalisco. The festive dances portray stories of courtship and humor, and the dancers often imitate doves while executing intricate percussive footwork.  

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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming including live music. Calpulli celebrates the rich dance and music traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through its unique artistic vision. The fresh, vital repertoire honors Mexico’s past and Mexican-American cultural expression in the United States.

 

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Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003