¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

School Day Event: The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

10 am

Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment. This beloved holiday classic comes to life in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico, with many surprises including Spanish and flamenco dancers, dancing southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, hummingbirds, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children. Traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers are also preserved in all their splendor, while beautiful sets, lavish western Victorian-era costumes in the first-act Party, and never-before-seen pyrotechnics in the Battle light up the stage in this all-new production. Resplendent with New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace of its origins, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!
$4

To make your reservations call (505) 296-9465 or e-mail festivalballetabq@gmail.com 

 

The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment. This beloved holiday classic comes to life in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico, with many surprises including Spanish and flamenco dancers, dancing southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, hummingbirds, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children. Traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers are also preserved in all their splendor, while beautiful sets, lavish western Victorian-era costumes in the first-act Party, and never-before-seen pyrotechnics in the Battle light up the stage in this all-new production. Resplendent with New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace of its origins, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children and NHCC Members. Groups rates available.

Try our new restaurant! La Fonda del Bosque, the newest restaurant on the NHCC campus will be open before each performance for dinner or lunch. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant will be open from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday it will be open for lunch from 11:30 pm to 2 pm. You can see the menu and regular restaurant hours on the La Fonda del Bosque website here: www.lafondadelbosqueabq.com. Please make a reservation with La Fonda del Bosque if you’d like to attend dinner there on one of these dates.

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Christmas Joy (Rental)

7 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Come…. Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance, as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 33rd season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over fifty classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences with a repertoire of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

A moving and uplifting production, Christmas Joy has become an Albuquerque holiday tradition. In 1999, members of the Albuquerque Arts Alliance conferred the Bravos Award for Dance Excellence on The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company. Additionally, in 2012, Christmas Joy was given the Albuquerque Community Live Art and Performance Service (Q-Claps) Applause Award for favorite performance.
$20, $33 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members; group rates available

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¡Salud y Sabor! Mundo Latino: Chef Showdown

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Don’t miss this special Salud y Sabor where three local chefs will face off in a skills test that will leave only one winner. Chef Marie Yniguez of Bocadillos, Chef Tony Saccoccia of Indigo Crow and Chef Daniel Camera from Poki Poki Cevicheria will be judged by Chef Marc Quiñones.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

¡Globalquerque! 2017

4 pm

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 13th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration, returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 22 and 23, 2017. This year’s festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. Relax in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, enjoy larger bands in the state-of-the-art 691-seat Journal Theatre, or dance to groove-heavy world music on the Plaza Mayor’s outdoor Festival Stage.

For updates on this year’s stellar line-up, visit www.globalquerque.com.

Early Bird special (through June 24): $32 adults, $16 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $47 adults, $25 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Advance tickets: $37 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $59 adults, $30 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Day of show: $42 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $69 adults, $35 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Aki Matsuri (Japanese Fall Festival) 2017 (Rental)

10 am to 5 pm

Celebrate the NMJACL’s annual fall festival Aki Matsuri on Sunday, September 17th featuring Japanese cultural exhibits, vendor fair, musical demonstrations, Japanese art, Japanese food, Beer and Sake tastings and more!

The New Mexico Japanese-American Citizens League (NMJACL) has been hosting Aki Matsuri (trans.: fall festival) for over twenty years. The festival is the main annual event for NMJACL and serves as a venue to share Japanese and Japanese-American (JA) culture with all of New Mexico.

The festival attracts guests and performers from around the state and beyond, showcasing traditional Japanese, dance, song, and musical performances, martial arts, arts and crafts, Japanese food, and more.

For more information please go the the official website HERE or contact New Mexico JACL by calling (505) 600-1549 or by email at info@nmjacl.org
$5

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

Aliento: DanzAbierta

This event has been canceled.
Contact the NHCC Box Office for more information – (505) 724-4771.

Founded in 1988, DanzAbierta (translated as “open dance”) is a pioneer in Cuba’s avant-garde dance movement. Now under the leadership of artistic director and choreographer Susana Pous Anadón and dramatic art advisor and technical director Guido Gali, the award-winning ensemble has become one of Havana’s most prominent dance companies. DanzAbierta tours regularly throughout the world, performing in major international festivals and venues including Caliendanza (Colombia), Avignon and Montpellier (France), Schrittmacher (Germany), SIDance (South Korea), DanseEncore (Canada), and the Holland Dance Festival, as well as Jacob’s Pillow, New York’s Joyce Theater, and Chicago’s Atheneum Theatre in the U.S.

MARAVILLA: UNA NOCHE EN COLOMBIA 2017

6 pm – 12 am

In 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Maravilla, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, will highlight the vibrant and rich culture of Colombia.

Maravilla provides direct support to the NHCC and its Foundation to promote, preserve and advance Hispanic arts, culture and humanities, while providing a unique cultural experience to attendees. Una Noche en Colombia, an amazing night on the Center’s Plaza Mayor, will offer an extraordinary opportunity for attendees to enjoy Colombian music, culture, arts, dance and cuisine through performances, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Please join us in making this night at the NHCC a truly memorable experience! This is a black tie event.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available by calling 505-246-2661.

High Spirit Dance Recital: Dancing for Jesus (Rental)

2 pm

A ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dance recital featuring children, young adults, and professional dancers—an exciting ensemble of students and teachers bringing today’s music to life in high-quality dance productions.
$12, $15, $17

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.