A music and dance spectacle by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, New York, celebrating Cinco De Mayo.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs "Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo" for one show only on Friday, May 3rd. The new story by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera tells of the impossible Mexican victory over the French army - the strongest military force at that time- at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Folkloric and native traditions in song and dance will guide audiences through the influences that led to the famous battle, its heroes, and the undeniable Mexican spirit that continues to inspire us today. Live music, traditional and contemporary dance, and meticulous costuming capture the essence of the characters that defined history.
This project featuring more than twenty dancers and musicians is generously supported by a grant from the New England Foundation for The Arts (NEFA) in which IAA is a presenting partner.