Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings its celebrated repertoire to Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Sunday December 9th, 2012 at 2PM and 6PM. The performances were rescheduled due to the impact of superstorm Sandy on lower Manhattan and across the region. The program includes a vibrant celebration of Mexican traditions in dance and live music. The company will premiere Dia de los Muertos (Day of the dead), a captivating work that evokes the unending relationship between the living and the departed with music and dance as the language that transcends. Meticulous costuming, passionate live music, and larger than life surprises are in store.
A tribute to the heart and soul of Mexico here in New York City, under the Artistic Direction of Noemy Hernandez and Musical Direction of George Saenz, the Company of 20 dancers and core of musicians will make their Schimmel Center debut. For nearly a decade, Calpulli has recreated folk dances celebrating Mexican traditions and new contemporary works. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico's diverse cultural history, interpreted through its charismatic and unique artistic vision. Founded in 2003, Calpulli is dedicated to the traditions of Mexico and Mexican-American cultural expression through dance and music. Its mission is to teach and produce dance-based programming incorporating live music and theatre to promote the rich diversity of Mexican cultural heritage. Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located within the University's downtown campus, has been an active part of Manhattan's artistic community for 35 years. Located one block east of City Hall and immediately adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, The Schimmel Center's 670-seat theatre regularly hosts academic and community events in addition to its yearly schedule of the world's finest music, theatre and dance. Over the past twelve years, The Schimmel Center has served as a founding venue for The River-to-River Festival (2002), hosted both The Tribeca Film Festival and The Tribeca Theatre Festival (2001), provided a headquarters for The National Actors Theatre (2002 to 2004), presented the only Democratic Presidential Debate to present all ten candidates for the 2004 election, and actively hosts James Lipton's award-winning Bravo series Inside The Actors Studio, taped on the Schimmel Theatre's stage since 2005.