Over 1,000 Mexican folk dancers across the United States are anticipated to attend the Danzantes Unidos Festival on March 27-29, 2015.
Fresno, CA – November 25, 2014 – Danzantes Unidos de California, a 501(c)(3) Mexican folk dance network organization, announces the city of Fresno as the site location of its annual Mexican folk dance festival, Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) for 2015. Over 1,000 Mexican folk dancers across the United States are expected to attend the three-day event on March 27-29, 2015.
The 2015 Festival will offer over 50 Mexican folk dance workshops to participants of all ages and skill levels at Clovis West High School in Fresno. Each workshop will highlight the music and dances of specific regions in Mexico. Danzantes Unidos de California will select maestros to educate the participants on the dances, history and culture of the region over a two-day period. On the last day of workshops, the participants will perform one of the dances learned to their family, friends and the folklorico community. Participating dance organizations will have the opportunity to feature their repertoire at the DUF Showcase Concert series scheduled each night of the festival at Warnors Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition to the cultural dance workshops and the DUF Showcase Concert series, DUF 2015 will host a variety of cultural activities throughout the weekend that will be free and open to the general public. The cultural activities open to the public include:
- DUF Mercado
- DUF Multimedia Lecture Hall
- DUF Fandango
- DUF Concierto de los Niños
- DUF Ofrendas y Altares
- DUF University Meet and Greet
This is the fifth consecutive year DUF will be held in Fresno, and the 12th year in the festival’s 36 year history. Fresno has been selected as the site location more times than any other city. Danzantes Unidos de California board of directors and staff will work alongside local folklorico groups and volunteers to run the festival. Anyone interested in participating in the Danzantes Unidos Festival 2015 activities are encouraged to visit www.danzantes.org and follow its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for additional information.
ABOUT DANZANTES UNIDOS DE CALIFORNIA: Danzantes Unidos is the cultural network of Mexican folk dancers and artists. It was incorporated in 1994 to promote and support the Mexican Folk experience through the performing and visual arts, including, but not limited to, the annual three-day festival known as the Danzantes Unidos Festival. For more information on Danzantes Unidos de California, visit www.danzantes.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Maria Luisa Colmenarez
Correction: December 6, 2014
An earlier version of this article misstated the number of years Danzantes Unidos Festival was held in Fresno. This is the fifth consecutive year DUF will be held in Fresno; not the fourth consecutive year as originally noted in the article.