Ballet Nepantla is an award-winning, New York City Contemporary Dance company that explores cultural in-between-ness by infusing Contemporary Ballet with Mexican Folklore. You’ve never seen anything like this.
“Nepantla” is the Aztec Nahuatl word for “in-between” – which accurately describes the Latinx experience.
Thank you Ballet Nepantla for sponsoring New York Latin Culture Magazine!
Ballet Nepantla “Valentina”
a Contemporary Ballet Tribute
to the Women of Revolutionary Mexico
Ballet Nepantla dances “Valentina,” a Contemporary Ballet about the strength and resilience of women in Revolutionary Mexico, at Symphony Space in the Upper West Side, on Fri, May 27 at 8:30pm. From $20. 🇲🇽
“Valentina” is a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico.
What New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine did with the folkloric dances of his native Russia, Ballet Nepantla is doing with the folkloric dances of Mexico.
Ballet Nepantla’s “Valentina” rewrites the story of what it means to be a Mexican woman.
By fusing contemporary ballet with traditional Mexican folkloric dance, “Valentina” tells stories of wealth and power, hope and despair, struggle and loss, and triumph.
An Award-Winning Dance Company
Mexican Ballet Folklorico is presented by many community dance companies, but Ballet Nepantla takes it to another level. It is the only Contemporary Dance company in the United States to present Mexican folkloric traditions at the level of Contemporary Ballet.
What New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine did with the folkloric dances of his native Russia, Ballet Nepantla is doing with the folkloric dances of Mexico. The only similar company is sponsored by the government of Mexico in Mexico City. We are blessed to have this in New York.
Founder and Artistic Director Andrea Guajardo (Momix) brings a woman’s perspective to the Company. Chicana feminists in the American Southwest call themselves “Nepantleras.” Like them, Guajardo is rewriting the archetype of the Mexican woman. Her choreography recently won a Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences. The Lotos Foundation promotes artistic excellence in New York City.
Approaching its 5th Anniversary, Ballet Nepantla is a solid dance organization that has successfully rooted and is growing in NYC. The Company is has been selected to present at this summer’s prestigious Jacob’s Pillow dance festival.
Friday, March 13, 2020
AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER
Hell’s Kitchen, NYC
DUMBO, BROOKLYN, Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Mexican contemporary ballet gala fundraiser ~ Support this young dance company who explores being “nepantla” (in-between) with grace and beauty
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
What New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine did with the folkloric dances of his native Russia, Ballet Nepantla is doing with the folkloric dances of Mexico