Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is a New York Mexican folkloric ballet dance company.
A “calpulli” is a traditional Aztec community.
It is a complete dance company with a touring company and teaching artists in dance, music, and costume design. Based in Queens, Calpulli teaches across Metro New York.
Calpulli is a community dance company, yet it’s productions are Broadway-quality in every dimension.”Keith Widyolar, Editor-in-Chief, New York Latin Culture Magazine
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Features
“Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is at Hostos Center
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Mott Haven, The Bronx
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Calpulli Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Brings the Mexican Family Celebration of Life to the Hostos Center Stage
Saturday-Sunday, October 29-30, 2022
Mott Haven, The Bronx
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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Tells the Story of Cinco de Mayo at Count Basie Center
Thursday, May 5, 2022
COUNT BASIE CENTER
Red Bank, New Jersey
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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company News
Monarcas: Stories of Inspired Immigrants, is the world-premiere of a New York Mexican contemporary folkloric dance show based on the inspiring real-life stories of Mexican American immigrants. It premieres at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens on Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28, 2023. Time TBD. calpullidance.org 🇲🇽
These are Calpulli’s most popular shows, but the company has a deep repertory of ancient, modern, and contemporary Mexican culture. calpullidance.org
- Calpulli Día de los Muertos tells the story of Mexico’s Day of the Dead tradition, a family celebration of life.
- Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas is a Mexican “Nutcracker” in which an immigrant child figures out how to celebrate Christmas with her friends and Three Kings with her family. She’s a smart girl.
- The Story of Cinco de Mayo tells the story of Cinco de Mayo, the popular U.S. celebration of Mexican culture. It’s not Mexican Independence Day, but actually changed U.S. history during our Civil War.
These are some of the New York theaters where Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs.
- Count Basie Center in Red Bank, New Jersey.
- Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx.
- Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.
- The Town Hall in Midtown, Manhattan.
About Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company was founded in New York in 2003.
This is a community dance company, yet Calpulli productions are Broadway-quality in every dimension. How they achieve this level of excellence with community artists and a few professionals, is some kind of New York miracle.
Artistic Director and Co-Founder Alberto Lopez Herrera has been named one of Time Magazine’s great “American Voices.” He is a world-class storyteller.
Executive Director and Co-Founder Juan Castaño has built an impressive community arts organization.
Associate Artistic Director Grisel Pren gets community dancers to perform like professionals by mixing classical ballet and Mexican folk dance technique. A classical ballerina told us that Calpulli dancers perform like professional ballet dancers. Pren is the heart of the company.
Musical Director George Saenz is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, which produces an endless stream of Jazz and Latin music stars.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is based in Queens, but serves Metro New York.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Tickets
Tickets are usually sold by presenting theaters.