Calpulli Mexican Dance Festival

August 5 - 7

In its first on stage performance in Queens since 2020, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company returns to partner with Queens Theatre with free performances at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Calpulli performs selections from its stories celebrating summer, life, and the Mexican community. Each day, Calpulli will offer a different pre-show workshop with dance and music, so arrive early! Then the company of musicians and dancers take the stage with the movement, costuming, and joy in a show for the entire family. Viva Mexico, Viva Calpulli, y Viva Queens!

This festival is free but reservations are required.

Capulli Festival


Thursday, August 5, 2021

4-5:30pm: Queensborough Dance Festival Performance
7pm: Calpulli Performance with live music

Friday, August 6, 2021

6pm: Son Jarocho Workshop led by Julia del Palacio
7pm: Calpulli Performance with live music

Saturday, August 7, 2021

6pm: Son Jarocho Workshop led by Julia del Palacio
7pm: Calpulli Performance with live music

About Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company was founded in New York City in 2003 by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez, Myrta Duran, Daniel Jaquez, and Executive Director Juan Castaño. Calpulli’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming including live music. To this end, the organization produces professional performances via its touring company, designs arts-in-education programming, and provides low-cost, high-quality arts-in-education programming throughout New York City, most notably its program Calpulli Community. Calpulli aspires to be an entity that is celebrated by its community- while remaining accessible to a broader, mainstream audience- for its high-quality artistic works and also for the integrity of its organization. The name “Calpulli” was chosen for, in the Nahuatl language, it means “family” and “big house.” We are a calpulli of dancers, musicians, and teaching artists.

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