25th Anniversary of The Guadalupe Dance Company
Friday, September 16, 2016
7:00 pm Pre Show Pachanga & Silent Auction
9:30 Post Show Fiesta
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Celebrando Tradiciones, a celebration of Mexican dance and music by The Guadalupe Dance Company accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de America. This performance commemorates the Guadalupe Dance Company’s 25 years of existence on Mexican Independence Day: Diez y Seis de Septiembre.
The Guadalupe Dance Company premiered its first performance in celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day in September of 1991. Now 25 years later the Guadalupe Dance Company celebrates this milestone with a dance performance that includes new work taught by Mexican choreographers from the Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos (ANGF) and cherished pieces by the company including Danzas Aztecas.
The evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a pre-show pachanga and silent auction. Food and drink will be for sale, as well as specialty regional gifts in the silent auction. The dance performance will begin at 8pm, with a post show fiesta to follow. This festive event will be filled with the flavors, sounds, and movement of Mexico!
Post show, we will celebrate the Guadalupe Dance Company’s 25th birthday with cake provided by Nothing Bundt Cake and Lisa Sweets!
Viva Mi Cultura: Celebrando Tradiciones
Free lecture demonstration September 15 at 10am
In addition to the public performance on Friday night, a free educational demonstration will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 10 am. Open to educators, students, and interest groups, the free one-hour lecture demonstration features members of the Guadalupe Dance Company presenting traditional dances, costumes and music of Mexico. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the dancers perform traditional dances of Mexico, volunteer for a “mini” dance class on stage, and participate in a question and answer session with the dancers at the end of the performance.
To reserve your seat, please contact Belinda Menchaca, Education Director at The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center at 210-271-3151 ext. 225.
ABOUT THE DANCE COMPANY: The Guadalupe Dance Company, based out of San Antonio, Texas, is the professional dance company of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Unique among the nation’s dance ensembles, the Guadalupe Dance Company is one of the leading professional Folklorico and Flamenco companies. Founded in 1991, the Dance Company produces original contemporary and traditional dance productions throughout the year. Performing in and around San Antonio venues, the Company has been invited to dance for The Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M, The Tejano Music Awards, the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth and the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX to name a few. The Dance Company has also had the great honor to share the stage with the San Antonio, Houston and Nashville Symphonies. In addition, the Company has also been invited to perform for local and national television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show and Despierta America and was also featured in the dance segment of traveling media exhibition CHICANO NOW!
Having kicked off 2016 with a collaboration with the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio in January, this year has proven to be a busy year for The Guadalupe Dance Company! Among the highlights include performances with the San Antonio Symphony and Mariachi Campanas de America for Fiesta POPS 2016 at The Tobin Center.
Please help support the Guadalupe’s youth arts education programming by purchasing a raffle ticket for only $10! Lucky winners will receive either the GRAND Prize of an Americus Diamond Pendant Necklace valued at $500, a $150 Visa Gift Card or a $75 Visa Gift card! Raffle tickets can be purchased at Galeria Guadalupe ( 723 S. Brazos, M-F 9:00 a.m. -4:30p.m.). Drawing will be held on Diez y Seis de Septiembre after our Celebrando Tradiciones event! A Special Thank you to Americus Diamond for their generosity.
Raffle Tickets Only $10!
First Prize: Americus Diamond Pendant Necklace
Second Prize: $150 Visa Gift Card
Third Prize: $75 Visa Gift card
Silent Auction Items:
- James Avery jewelry
- Kendra Scott jewelry
- Babilon Guitar
- Gift certificate for private serenata
- Port A Condo for a weekend
- Rene Roberts gift certificate for style and cut
- GCAC merch basket
- Date night basket
- Santitos Salsa basket
- Salud Tequilla basket
- Adams Extract and Spices basket
- Barrow O’ Booze
- ALAMO Beer basket
- Children’s book Basket
- All readers book basket
- Passion of the Rose- art work
- Roses and Doll- art work
- Dinner for (2) at The Plaza Club
- Richard Armendariz – ART
- Spurs fan memorabilia
Thank you to our sponsors!