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Materials for the Arts Celebrating 40 Years: Calpulli Mexican Dance Perform...

Lewis County , Queens , New York City , Adirondacks | Arts & Culture

Materials for the Arts Celebrating 40 Years: Calpulli Mexican Dance Perform...

1978 – 2018 Materials for the Arts (MFTA) is celebrating 40 years of providing free materials to NYC arts organizations. A leader in the creative reuse movement, MFTA is proud to present a series of public workshops and community events highlighting its member organizations.

On Thursday, March 15 Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will present a special performance of “Sones Jalicienses (Songs from Jalisco)” the festive dance celebrating the birthplace of Mariachi music portraying stories of courtship and humor.

Following the performance, Calpulli Artistic Director Alberto Lopez (featured in Time Magazine's "American Voices" Series) will provide historical and cultural background on the dance suite and lead an interactive workshop which includes faldeo (skirt-work), percussive footwork, and invite participants to join performers on stage. Open to the public free of charge, no experience necessary.

Materials for the Arts is a program of the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs with support from the Departments of Education and Sanitation and from Friends of Materials for the Arts.

For inquiries regarding accessibility please contact: Sara Cobb, Disability Service Facilitator for DCLA 31 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10007 [email protected] 212-513-9376


Event Details

    March 15, 2018 - March 15, 2018
    06:30 PM - 08:30 PM