Ballet Nepantla is a New York City-based dance company founded by South Texas native ANDREA GUAJARDO and Guadalajara native MARTIN RODRIGUEZ. In their production Mística, Ballet Nepantla honors our ancestors through extraordinary dance and innovative choreography. Mística ignites the senses and accentuates the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in a unique and creative production.
Mística tells stories of the ancients through new choreographic renditions of La Danza del Venado, Danza de los Viejitos, and other traditional favorites. New stories also emerge as the dead come back to life in a celebratory fashion in Angelitos, Catrina Ball and Palo Congo.
Ballet Nepantla’s choreography employs a fusion style of storytelling where Mexican folklorico, classical ballet, and contemporary dance come together to create an emerging genre. Colorful costumes designed for blacklight set the stage for a spectacular experience that is both heartfelt and celebratory.
Ballet Nepantla will perform “Mistica” 4 times in San Antonio between Oct. 16-18 — all of them are free. Two shows take place Monday, October 16 at Texas A&M University as part of the Cultivar Grant initiative along with one show at Southwest ISD Legacy High School for students on Wednesday, October 18. UTSA’s COLFA will host a public show on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM at the UTSA Recital Hall at the Main Campus off 1604. This show is FREE and open to the public.
Join us for this very special event in memory of lost loved ones!