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DUF 2016 “El Corazon del Pueblo” 150+ Dance Companies in Attendance

DANZANTES UNIDOS FESTIVAL:  THE LARGEST MEXICAN FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL IN THE U.S. AND MEXICO SET TO OCCUR IN LOS ANGELES MARCH 18-20, 2016 Who is Coming to DUF 2016?  Over 150 dance companies and 1500 dancers will participate in workshops and concerts over the three-day festival.  To capture the full scope of this magnificent event, please visit: www.danzantes.org DUF 2016 "EL CORAZON DEL PUEBLO" ATTENDING DANCE COMPANIES: Alegría de San José, Union City, CA Alma de...

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Who Is Presenting At DUF 2016 Showcase Concerts?

Things That You Won't Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #7 [vc_empty_space height="20px"] 50+ Mexican folk dance companies and nearly 800 performers from across the state will be performing at the DUF 2016 "El Corazón del Pueblo" Showcase Concert series. [vc_empty_space height="20px"] Danzantes Unidos, a non-profit Mexican folk dance organization, presents the Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2016 "El Corazon del Pueblo" from March 18-20 in Los Angeles, CA.  As part of its annual , three two-hour...

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DUF 2016 Friday Free Family FANDANGO with “Godo” Herrera

Things That You Won't Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #9 [vc_empty_space height="20px"] 1500+ Mexican folk dancers and their families will attend DUF 2016 "El Corazón del Pueblo" Workshops & Concerts.  For full details, visit www.danzantes.org . Danzantes Unidos, a non-profit Mexican folk dance organization, presents the Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2016 "El Corazon del Pueblo" from March 18-20 in Los Angeles, CA.  The DUF 2016 Friday Free Family FANDANGO with Alfredo "Godo" Herrera will...

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“Hair and Makeup ” Workshop at DUF 2016

Things That You Won't Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #6 “Hair and Makeup for Mexican Folklorico Dance” (Traditional and Theatrical) Learn about the diversity in hair styles in Folklorico dance differentiating from braid styles, accessories, and ornaments used on the hair and braids. Students will learn to create different hairstyles, braids and flowers. In the workshop, students will get to create the tulips representative of the Mexican State of Tabasco. Costume and accessories...

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DJ Hex & “Latin Gold” at DUF 2016 ¡PACHANGA!

[caption id="attachment_28028" align="alignright" width="225"] Latin Gold at DUF 2016[/caption] Things That You Won't Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #10 DUF 2016 ¡PACHANGA! . . . y pa’changos también! The annual DUF Pachanga will take place on Saturday, March 19 starting at 9pm at Esteban Torres High School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale online at www.danzantes.org/tienda but only until March 17. Get your reduced rate tickets before then OR pay more onsite . . ....

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UFS 2016 Presenter Ron P. Muriera

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Ron P. Muriera as the workshop presenter on "Folklórico—A Cultural Empowerment Pathway".  This presentation will explore the ways folklórico has played a role in Chicano/Latino...

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Maestra Spotlight: Rosemarie Olais Pantoja

Rosemarie Olais Pantoja is a Fresno native who first began to learn Folklorico through a City of Fresno Parks and Recreation class offered to the public. That class awakened a love for Folklorico that now manifests in her thirty-seven years practicing this cultural and traditional art. At the end of that first class, try-outs were held for a local performing children’s group, Marisela's Dancers & Marimba taught by Marisela Saavedra. Not only was it...

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Maestro Spotlight: The Legacy of Jose Tena

Internationally acclaimed Folklórico dancer and instructor, José Tena from Las Cruces, New Mexico has been dancing for more than four decades on his forever-young legs and has set thousands more in motion with his dance troupe of 30 years, Ballet Folklórico Tierra del Encanto. He has been the recipient of several coveted honors and supporting grants for his outstanding contribution to the arts and has been the subject of a bilingual children's...

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Danzantes Unidos Film Media Gallery

As we explore a permanent space on our new website for this genre, we will create a temporary space here to stage this growing media gallery of Danzantes Unidos film throughout the years. Enjoy! Every Palm Sunday Weekend, since 1979, the Danzantes Unidos Festival has brought together the largest (on either side of the border) gathering of Mexican Folk Dancers in a united celebration. The event features dance & music workshops, four Showcase...

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Maestro Spotlight: Christopher Sandoval

For the past two years, Christopher Sandoval has invested himself into the South Texas public school system as an educator and Founder and Co-Director of Alvarez Elementary Folklorico Dance Academy in McAllen, TX.  In this role, he has continued to invoke innovation and imagination within traditional parameters to engage his students, staff, and audience; not just to preserve and promote danza Mexicana, but to use it as a proactive means to empower...

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