Performance at El Rancho de las Golondrinas Historical Museum, La Cienega, NM, June 5, 1999. Photo: Laurie Pals
Expresiones Dance Company
This troupe presents traditional music and dance
styles from 21 states of Mexico. Other styles that have influenced
New Mexico culture are also represented: Latin, Matachine, Azteca,
and hip-hop. The award-winning dancers have performed in Texas,
Colorado, Florida (including Epcot Center in Disney World), and
Kentucky as well as throughout New Mexico, and on national
television. The troupe is an extension of the Expresiones Academia
de Artes, which uses dance as the core of its performing arts
curriculum while providing parallel instruction in music, art,
theater, and history. Seven years old, the Academia was founded to
foster cultural awareness and affirmation in children and
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