Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2023 “BAILAR ES VIVIR” will take place on March 31, April 1 & 2 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 Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Maestro Osvaldo Ramirez Vidales has been a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director for 23 years in the Sacramento region. In late 2019, he was invited to teach with Ballet Folklorico Nube de Oro and became Artistic Director in 2021. Currently his company has over 80 dancers split into 5 levels. In his non-dance life, Osvaldo works full time in Employment Development Department serving as a manager doing data validation for workforce services to Californians at the Career Centers. Furthermore, Osvaldo works as part time faculty lecturer at CSU Sacramento teaching beginner and intermediate Mexican Folklorico levels and serving as choreographer for the University Dance Concert and the Sacramento Black Art of Dance showcases. To further his knowledge in dance, Osvaldo participates at Mexican Folklorico conferences such as Danzantes Unidos Festival, Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkoricos, and Asociacion Nacional de Maestros de la Danza Popular Mexicana.
DUF 2023 (ages 18+) – San Luis Potosi
I will be teaching Sones Arribeños, the style known as Valonas de la Region Rio Verde del Estado de San Luis Potosi. These dances derive from the Spanish traditions of the trovadores which became mestizo traditions among the communities from the Sierra mountains in San Luis Potosi. I learned this region from Maestro Manuel Perez, who was a co-artistic director with me in Grupo Folklorico Los Alteños. Manuel attended the Asociacion de Maestros de la Danza Popular Mexicana in 2014 at San Luis Potosi. The 3 dances are: El Caballito, El Pajarillo, and Jarabe Rio Verde.
DUF 2023 will take place on March 31, April 1 & 2 in Fresno, CA.
Regular Registration ends on December 27, 2022
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