Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents ‘Mexico Al Son De La Banda’
By Signal Contributor
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
When:
September 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
2017-09-30T19:30:00-07:00
2017-09-30T19:45:00-07:00
Where:
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
USA
Cost:
$18-43$
Contact:
George Ruelas-ll

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company comes for the very
first time to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons with Mexico Al
Son De La Banda, September 30th. Founder and Artistic Director Jose Vences, celebrating a
25-year directorial career, brings a repertory featuring work never seen or done before,
showcasing Mexico’s origins of “La Banda.” This special performance is brought to you in part
thanks to a grant provided by the City of Santa Clarita and will take place on September 30th, at
7:30pm.
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, the U.S. premier folk ballet company, builds on last
summer’s success by presenting another creative masterpiece. Mr. Vences, who grew up
listening to the sounds of brass and percussions of bands from his home state of Morelos, has
realized a dream to see his dance troupe light the stage with choreography set to the sounds of
his childhood. This production will showcase Grandeza Mexicana’s extraordinary dance artwork,
impressing once again with their colorful costuming and distinctive props.
Tickets for Mexico Al Son De La Banda are at $18 and $23 for local residents with the proper
promo code, at $33 and $43 for general public, and are available at www.canyonspac.com and
by calling the box office at (661)362-5304.

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is a nonprofit arts organization founded by Jose
Vences in September 2003 which now boasts over forty dancers. The company was formed to
advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’’s appreciation for the
diversity and depth of Mexican culture. Backed by careful research, Grandeza Mexicana’s work
is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising
present.

Founder and Artistic director, Jose Vences
Jose Vences is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and director with decades of
experience in Mexican folk dance. In 1985, he relocated to Mexico City to begin training at the
distinguished Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He formed part of the world renowned Ballet
Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez from 1986-1990. In 2003, Jose Vences founded
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company. Through his leadership, he has worked tirelessly to
preserve Mexican folk while also preparing future generations to be at the forefront of innovation
in this art.

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Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents ‘Mexico Al Son De La Banda’

When:
September 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
2017-09-30T19:30:00-07:00
2017-09-30T19:45:00-07:00
Where:
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
USA
Cost:
$18-43$
Contact:
George Ruelas-ll

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company comes for the very
first time to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons with Mexico Al
Son De La Banda, September 30th. Founder and Artistic Director Jose Vences, celebrating a
25-year directorial career, brings a repertory featuring work never seen or done before,
showcasing Mexico’s origins of “La Banda.” This special performance is brought to you in part
thanks to a grant provided by the City of Santa Clarita and will take place on September 30th, at
7:30pm.
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, the U.S. premier folk ballet company, builds on last
summer’s success by presenting another creative masterpiece. Mr. Vences, who grew up
listening to the sounds of brass and percussions of bands from his home state of Morelos, has
realized a dream to see his dance troupe light the stage with choreography set to the sounds of
his childhood. This production will showcase Grandeza Mexicana’s extraordinary dance artwork,
impressing once again with their colorful costuming and distinctive props.
Tickets for Mexico Al Son De La Banda are at $18 and $23 for local residents with the proper
promo code, at $33 and $43 for general public, and are available at www.canyonspac.com and
by calling the box office at (661)362-5304.

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is a nonprofit arts organization founded by Jose
Vences in September 2003 which now boasts over forty dancers. The company was formed to
advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’’s appreciation for the
diversity and depth of Mexican culture. Backed by careful research, Grandeza Mexicana’s work
is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising
present.

Founder and Artistic director, Jose Vences
Jose Vences is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and director with decades of
experience in Mexican folk dance. In 1985, he relocated to Mexico City to begin training at the
distinguished Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He formed part of the world renowned Ballet
Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez from 1986-1990. In 2003, Jose Vences founded
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company. Through his leadership, he has worked tirelessly to
preserve Mexican folk while also preparing future generations to be at the forefront of innovation
in this art.

About the author

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