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DUF 2018 Spotlight – Maestra Itza Sanchez

Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 “Cultura Sin Fronteras” will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno, CA and honors the ongoing work of folklorico artists sharing culture and traditions across the United States and in Mexico. Registration is OPEN at www.danzantes.org . Early Registration ends January 14, 2018. INSTRUCTOR: ITZA SANCHEZ Itza Sanchez is a graduate of San Jose State University (BA Cultural Anthropology; MA Cultural Leadership) having spent more than a decade working...

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DUF 2018 FEATURED WORKSHOP – VERACRUZ JARANA & FANDANGO AGES 14+

Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 "Cultura Sin Fronteras" will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno, CA and honors the ongoing work of folklorico artists sharing culture and traditions across the United States and in Mexico. Registration is OPEN at www.danzantes.org . Early Registration ends January 14, 2018. INSTRUCTOR: ALFREDO "GODO" HERRERA Alfredo “El Godo” Herrera, originario del puerto de Veracruz, inicia desde muy pequeño sus incursiones en el son jarocho en fandangos...

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DUF 2018 Featured Workshop – FOLKLORICO FOR VETERAN ADULTS AGES 40+

Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 "Cultura Sin Fronteras" will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno, CA and honors the ongoing work of folklorico artists sharing culture and traditions across the United States and in Mexico. Registration is OPEN at www.danzantes.org . Early Registration ends January 14, 2018. INSTRUCTOR: DR. MARIA GUADALUPE CASTRO PARAMO Born and raised in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, Maestra Guadalupe Castro Paramo began dancing classic ballet at the age nine....

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Festival Sin Fronteras NAYARIT 2017

Danzantes Unidos in collaboration with the Fundación Cultural Decanos de la Danza “Jaime Buentello Bazán” present a Fall seminar in music and dance in Tepic, Nayarit from September 20th to 24th. Festival Sin Fronteras NAYARIT 2017 will include movement sessions, folk handicrafts, evening performances, and excursions to neighboring towns of Pantanal, Nayarit, and a day trip to the Island of Mexcaltitan. The focal point of the research will be “Sones y danzas tradicionales de la...

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Maestro Spotlight – Eleazar Rodarte

Eleazar Rodarte is originally from Tepic, Nayarit.  At the age of seven he began his studies at the Escuela de Danza del Casa de la Cultura..  He ultimately joined the Grupo de Danza Nayar, first as a dancer and later as an instructor.  Since then, his interest has been to disseminate the beauty of culture through dance. He was fortunate to have as teachers and role models the famous Maestros Angel Andrade and...

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Maestro Spotlight – Cesar Alejandro Orta Aldaba

Maestro Cesar Alejandro Orta began his dance career in the year 1989 under the direction of Maestra Rita Cobos Lugo.   Afterward, he became a member of the Ballet Folklórico Rarajipame directed by Maestro Victor Barriga Gallegos. He is a graduate of the Escuela Superior de Danza Folklorica in Chihuahua, where he studied under Maestro Marcelo Torreblanca.  He is also alumni from the Escuela de la Danza Mexicana in Tepic, Nayarit where he...

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Maestro Spotlight: Oscar Hernandez

  My name is Oscar Hernandez. I was born in Fresno, CA and raised just south of there in the small town of Selma, CA. My parents migrated here from Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and worked the fields of the Central Valley. My folklorico path began my sophomore year in high school when I  joined Los Paisanos de Selma High School under the direction of Vicki Filgas and after high school, where I...

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Maestro Spotlight – Cecilio DeCastro

“Intricate and always eager to share his knowledge of dance with his students,” is how his students describe him. Dancing and teaching for the past 40 years, Maestro Cecilio De Castro was first introduced to Folklorico in Michoacan, Mexico in 1977. The richness of Folklorico motivated him to continue its practice. He has performed in Mexico, throughout the United States and in Europe. He began dancing in Los Angeles at the age...

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Maestra Spotlight – Cindy Padilla

Cindy Padilla began her dance career at the age of eighteen with the Ballet Folklórico Aztlan de CSUN dance organization on the CSU Northridge campus. The need to re-charter the resident Northridge group, Ballet Folklórico Aztlan in fall of 1996 after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, was a goal for Cindy and other members who helped reinstate the forty-five year old student and community based dance troupe to what it is today. She received...

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Maestro Spotlight – Samuel G. Betancourt

Maestro Samuel G. Betancourt is the Executive and Artistic Director of Orgullo Mestizo Folk Ballet in Fontana Ca. His dance training extends beyond Folklorico, he has also trained in classical ballet, jazz and modern dance. His dance training in Folklorico has gone as far as dancing with Grandeza Mexicana and also trained with Pacifico Dance Co. Maestro Samuel was born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. He began his dance training at a young...

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