Christopher Sandoval is one of California’s emerging, premier Mexican folk interpretive, performing artists. He is the Artistic Director of Danza Folklorica Puro Corazon, and also has left his marks of leadership and preservation as founder of Ballet Folklorico de California State University, Fullerton and founding student member of Danzantes Unidos’ University Folklorico Summit.
For more than seven years Mr. Sandoval has brought innovation and imagination within traditional parameters to engage his students, staff, and audience not just to preserve and promote la danza mexicana, but to use it as a proactive means to empower awareness and change in the community.
Christopher has been mentored by amazing legacies in Mexican folk dance such as Benjamin Hernandez, Cecilio De Castro, Rafael Valpuesta, Rosie Pena, Gema Sandoval, and Maria Luisa Colmenarez to name a few. With such diverse exposure in the Mexican folk performing arts, he is recognized to bring the best out of his students and colleagues through commitment, collaboration, and creativity.
At DUF 2017
Jr. High: Jalisco & Tamaulipas (int/adv)
Sones Jaliscienses – Students will be learning an interpretation of “sones jalisciences”, a “popurri”, including powerful songs such as “El Tren” and “El Maracumbe”. This interpretation received its best acknowledgement through a collaborative project between three grupos folkloricos closing the Saturday DUF Showcase in 2013 coined Corazones Orgullos de la Juventud.
Huasteca Tamaulipeca – Students will be learning a romance-drama interpretation of el son huasteca “El Cielo Rojo”, as well as an upbeat classic “La Perla Tamaulipeca”. Teaching are inspired from repertoire and investigation by Maestro Jose Vences.
DUF 2017 “Alma Indigena” will take place on April 7, 8 & 9 in Fresno, CA.
$ave on registration fees by enrolling early!
Early Registration now through 12/20/16
Regular Registration 12/21/16 through 2/8/17
Late Registration 2/9/17 through 3/30/17