Corazón de México: “The Heart of Mexico” Dance & Live Music Spectacular from
One of California’s highly regarded Mexican folkdance companies, Compañia Mazatlán Bellas Artes (CMBA) is bringing their folkloric dance spectacle to Three Stages Performing Arts Center in Folsom, CA next week.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom CA 95630
Tickets: $20 (children), $25-$39 https://www.threestages.net
Under the artistic direction of 2011 Maestro Award winner Steven Valencia, twenty-six exceptional young dancers (ages 16-30) and a live Latin American music ensemble present a passionate rendition of Mexican culture and heritage, both past and present. For lovers of fine ballet folklórico dance, the “Corazón de México” (“Heart of Mexico”) is colorful and creative, featuring indigenous and folkloric dance costumes and traditions, with accents on their award –winning pieces performed in international competitions. Liveacoustic musical accompaniment is by José Roberto y Sus Amigos and Vinic-Kay.
A highly valued cultural and artistic resource throughout the western United States as well as in international markets, the Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artesis a not-for-profit organization that boasts a repertoire that includes traditional folkloric dance pieces as well as indigenous rituals that are fused with elements from contemporary movement. Last year, their sold-our performances of the holiday “Posada Navideña” at Three Stages, The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts(Santa Rosa, CA) )and The Gallo Center (Modesto, CA) won rave reviews and an immediate return engagements for holiday time in 2012.
Formerly known as the Instituto Mazatlán Bellas Artes, the performing arm of the IMBA changed its name to Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes (CMBA) in order to differentiate its training academy and other organizational activities from its professional performance group. The company and school moved into Studio 4300, a brand new state of the art center in late 2011.
Instituto Mazatlan Bellas Artes(IMBA) founded by Executive Director Yolanda Colosio in1994, focuses on educating children and adults to the richness of the Mexicanculture through the performing arts, and empowering students to pass on the traditions to future generations.
Just last week, IMBA was awarded a $10,000 Art Works grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman announced that " Instituto Mazatlan Bellas Artes de Sacramento is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Instituto Mazatlan Bellas Artes de Sacramento is recommended for a $10,000 grant for presenting dance and cultural heritage programs regionally targeting low income families."
The 788 Art Works grants total $24.81 million and support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
Disclosure: Mindy Giles is arts publicist for IMBA.