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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. NANCY CHEN

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz. The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Nancy Chen as the workshop presenter on “Nutrition & Health”. Nancy Chen Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Berkeley and San Francisco M.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley B.A. Stanford University, Human Biology...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. RUSSELL RODRIGUEZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Russell Rodriguez as the workshop presenter on “Regional Music & Dance”. Russell Rodríguez Assistant Professor in Music, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz M.A.  Latin American Studies, Stanford University B.S.   Anthropology, Santa Clara...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. OLGA NAJERA-RAMIREZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez as the workshop presenter on the  “Foundations of Folklórico Dance”. Olga Nájera-Ramírez Professor Emerita, Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas,...

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RIP Maestro Hugo Betancourt Morales . . .

We are greatly saddened to hear of the recent passing of Maestro Hugo Betancourt Morales of Quetzalli. We met several decades ago when his group was touring California and I was teaching Danzantes del Alma de UC Davis. In the late 1980's, the request came from the university to help promote the performance and to buy tickets to see them. My response was, how about if we organize a reception to welcome them, organize...

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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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Maestra Spotlight – Irene Hernandez

Irene Hernández has over 35 years of experience as a dancer and instructor. She has taught workshops in Italy, Hawaii, Mexico, Wyoming, Las Vegas and New Mexico. She has studied with over 30 Maestros from Mexico and the USA. She received a Key to The City of Carson, CA and was featured on K-ABC’s TV SHOW, “Vista LA” for all her accomplishments in folklorico. In June 2016 she received: At DUF 2017 Folklorico High: Durango...

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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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