Main Stage

2018 Main Stage Line Up

 

 

Resurrección Mexican Folk – 11:00 AM

Since its inception in the year 1961, Resurrección Mexican Folk (formerly known as Ballet Folkórico Resurrección) has grown to over 40 dancers ranging in age from 4 to 21. This youth dance company developed an interest by its Artistic Director, Rafael Valpuesta , to provide a different style of Mexican folk dance to the children and youth of his community. Being a dancer himself in various professional dance companies throughout Los Angeles, Mr. Valpuesta recognized that Mexican folk dance was evolving to incorporate other dance disciplines involving a more theatrical style. Mr. Valpuesta has incorporated intensive ballet training into regular rehearsals. This has marked the definite style and direction that Resurrección Mexican Folk is known for.

 

 

 

Grupo Folklorico Mexcaltitán – 11:30 AM

Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán is from Inglewood, California, and was formed by a group of young people who were eager to express their culture and make a difference in their community.  Group started in 1996 and members range from the youngest child to the oldest adult and everyone in between. The objective of Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has been to disseminate the culture, history, and traditions of Mexico through the use of music and traditional dances.  Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has participated in various presentations and at different venues within our state. Some have even taken part in competitions as well as in festivals, conventions, private parties, and local social events. The dances, music, and costumes that are added to our repertoire have been carefully researched by our Director and Founder Eleazar Rodarte former member of “Instituto de Investigación y Difusión de la Danza Mexicana Asociación Civil – IIDDM. ac.

 

 

 

 

 

Tradición Dance Company – 12:00 PM

Since its inception in the year 2010, Tradición Dance Company has grown over the years to be one of the largest Mexican folk dance companies in the Inland Empire. Our company prides itself in being part of the Pomona, CA community and is formed by children, youth , and adults who share the same interest in Mexican culture. The dancers not only learn about the art form of Mexico, but also keep themselves occupied by gaining knowledge of dance skills and techniques. When the Founder & Artistic Director Manuel Vizcarra Jr. started the company, it was with the purpose of providing an extra-curricular activity for the youth in his community. This would allow him to share the beautiful folk dances of Mexico that he is so passionate about. His endeavor is to inspire everyone with his choreographic works and instill cultural pride in his dancers. Tradición Dance Company has impressed many audiences through the years, and will continue to do so by sharing the beautiful dances of Mexico!

 

 

Grupo Folklorico Mexcaltitán – 12:30 PM

Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán is from Inglewood, California, and was formed by a group of young people who were eager to express their culture and make a difference in their community.  Group started in 1996 and members range from the youngest child to the oldest adult and everyone in between. The objective of Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has been to disseminate the culture, history, and traditions of Mexico through the use of music and traditional dances.  Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has participated in various presentations and at different venues within our state. Some have even taken part in competitions as well as in festivals, conventions, private parties, and local social events. The dances, music, and costumes that are added to our repertoire have been carefully researched by our Director and Founder Eleazar Rodarte former member of “Instituto de Investigación y Difusión de la Danza Mexicana Asociación Civil – IIDDM. ac.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resurrección Mexican Folk – 1:00 PM

Since its inception in the year 1961, Resurrección Mexican Folk (formerly known as Ballet Folkórico Resurrección) has grown to over 40 dancers ranging in age from 4 to 21. This youth dance company developed an interest by its Artistic Director, Rafael Valpuesta , to provide a different style of Mexican folk dance to the children and youth of his community. Being a dancer himself in various professional dance companies throughout Los Angeles, Mr. Valpuesta recognized that Mexican folk dance was evolving to incorporate other dance disciplines involving a more theatrical style. Mr. Valpuesta has incorporated intensive ballet training into regular rehearsals. This has marked the definite style and direction that Resurrección Mexican Folk is known for.

 

 

 

TBA – 1:30 PM

 

 

 

Tradición Dance Company – 2:00 PM

Since its inception in the year 2010, Tradición Dance Company has grown over the years to be one of the largest Mexican folk dance companies in the Inland Empire. Our company prides itself in being part of the Pomona, CA community and is formed by children, youth , and adults who share the same interest in Mexican culture. The dancers not only learn about the art form of Mexico, but also keep themselves occupied by gaining knowledge of dance skills and techniques. When the Founder & Artistic Director Manuel Vizcarra Jr. started the company, it was with the purpose of providing an extra-curricular activity for the youth in his community. This would allow him to share the beautiful folk dances of Mexico that he is so passionate about. His endeavor is to inspire everyone with his choreographic works and instill cultural pride in his dancers. Tradición Dance Company has impressed many audiences through the years, and will continue to do so by sharing the beautiful dances of Mexico!

 

 

 

 

 

TBA – 2:30 PM

 

 

Grandeza Mexicana – 3:00 PM

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company was founded by Jose Vences, in September 2003. A non-profit performing arts organization, the company was formed with the intention of advancing the field of Mexican folk ballet, building the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture and presenting high quality dance productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA – 3:30 PM

 

Ballet Coco – 4:00 PM

 

 

TBA – 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Grandeza Mexicana – 5:30 PM

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company was founded by Jose Vences, in September 2003. A non-profit performing arts organization, the company was formed with the intention of advancing the field of Mexican folk ballet, building the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture and presenting high quality dance productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paso De Oro – 6:30 PM

Steps of Gold Dance Studio/Paso de Oro Dance Company is based in Whittier, California offering dance instruction for both competitive and recreational dancers in traditional Ballet Folklorico and Danza Latina.  For nearly 25 years, under the direction of Founder/Owner/Instructor Alicia Mendibles and co-director/owner Alejandro Rey, this family studio has been the training ground for countless dancers and award winning performance pieces.
Our mission is to share our Mexican culture and traditions through dance with audiences throughout Southern California and beyond. We have performed for the LA Dodgers, LA Lakers, Historic Mission Inn, Disneyland, Telemundo and Despieta America’s morning show to name only a few. Let us bring out the best dancer in you. For more information, email us at pasodeoro@yahoo.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram @pasodeoro.

 

 

Ballet Coco – 7:00 PM

 

 

Maya Room Dance Studio – 7:30 PM

Maya Room Dance Studio’s owner, Humberto Escobar, and Artistic Director, Marisol Marquez have joined forces and their respective expertise to create the premier dance studio for classical and cultural dance arts. With classes for all styles and all levels and a Competitive Company boasting regional and national titles, Maya Room Dance Studio offers extensive training, highly qualified instructors, and family-friendly environment. Stop by or call for more information. Maya Room Dance Studio is located at 9911 Paramount Blvd in Downey, California.

 

 

 

 

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*Please note: Performance Times and Schedules may be subject to change