Revolutions International Theatre Festival: Words from the Wall

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7 pm both days

Produced by Tricklock Company, the Revolutions International Theatre Festival welcomes performance companies from all over the globe to perform and connect across cultures and communities. For the 19th annual festival, Tricklock and the NHCC present Words from the Wall. World-renowned Nemcatacoa Teatro is partnering with Viola Award-winning Dark Sky Aerial to create this ambulatory, aerial theatre experience, with a storyline connected by poetry and visual images, that will take audiences on a surreal journey through walls and buildings on the NHCC campus. The outdoor performance includes aerial dance, stilting, and bilingual poetry, incorporating themes that are significant to Hispanic communities, such as immigration and culture.
$12 with $5 off for students, seniors and NHCC members

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

Carnaval 2019: with PANdemonium and Odara Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble and showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Among the guidelines that the Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific. Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002, and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. This year’s Carnaval 2019 marks the 14th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 off for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available

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Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

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

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, and lavish Victorian-era western costumes. Now in its 8th year at the NHCC, the production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee. Purchase tickets early—last year’s performances sold out!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children and NHCC Members. Group rates available

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)

1 pm & 5 pm—Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

Come…. Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance, as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 34th 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.
$25, $33 with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Treeless Mountain/Namueopneun San (U.S./South Korea)

7 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fourteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 21 & 22. Films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

When their mother leaves to find their estranged father, six-year-old Jin and her younger sister Bin are left to live with their Big Aunt for the summer. With only a small piggy bank and their mother’s promise to return when it is full, the two young girls count the days and the coins, eagerly anticipating her homecoming. But when the bank is full, and their mother is still not back, Big Aunt decides that she can no longer tend to the children, and they are taken to live on their grandparents’ farm, where Jin comes to learn the importance of family bonds.
2008; So Yong Kim; Korean with English subtitles; 89 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

¡GLOBALQUERQUE!

Friday: Grounds open at 4 pm and performances start at 6:20 pm and run until at least 11:40 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am to 4 pm is the Global Fiesta; 6 PM (Saturday); grounds open at 4 pm for performances that will start at 6:20 pm and run until at least 11:40 pm 

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 14th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 21 and 22, 2018. This year’s festival will bring 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 Theater, or dance to groove heavy world music on the plaza’s outdoor Festival Stage. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Global Fiesta is a free, fun-filled day packed with educational workshops, activities and performances created in collaboration with the NHCC’s Education Department and geared towards both children and adults.

For updates on this year’s stellar line-up, visit ¡Globalquerque!

Early Bird special (through July 23rd): $32 adults, $16 children 15 and under for one day, September 21 OR 22; $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 21 OR 22; $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 21 OR 22; $69 adults, $35 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Clash (Egypt)

7 pm

In September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Fourteenth Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 21 & 22. Films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Cairo, summer of 2013, two years after the Egyptian Revolution. Following the ousting of former president Morsi from power and a day of violent riots, dozens of demonstrators with diverse political and religious convictions are locked together in a patrol wagon. Will they be able to overcome their differences in order to escape?
2016; Mohamed Diab; Arabic with English subtitles; 97 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Fiesta Flamenca 31

8 pm

Fiesta Flamenca is a star-studded evening of music and dance, illustrating the range and dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all of its forms. Juxtaposing heritage and innovation, this vibrant display of artistry can be found in the distinct characteristics of flamenco. In a spectacular display of the most powerful and energetic flamenco, headlining artists of Festival Flamenco 31, along with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance. Featured artists to be announced soon.
$50, $60, $80, $95

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Isabel Bayón Dju Dju

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque 31 presents Compañía Isabel Bayón’s Dju Dju, an Israel Galván creation for Isabel Bayón.

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world along with her husband, guitarist Jesús Torres, and dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca. “Torres recites a litany of her superstitions; Bayón crosses herself, or shoos off bad spirits even as she’s willfully stomping on glass. The music veers from eerie lullabies to full church-organ portentousness…. Dju Dju works ultimately because it draws on qualities close to flamenco’s heart: wayward rhythms, unresolved dissonances, irrational passions, the summoning of hidden forces.” (Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian)

Born in Seville, Isabel Bayón has performed at numerous national and international festivals, and formed her own company in 2001, creating a series of award-winning shows. She is also a choreographer for the Spanish National Ballet and the Andalusian Dance Company, among others, and a teacher at the María de Ávila Higher Dance Conservatory in Madrid. She received the National Dance Award in 2013.
$40, $50, $70, $85

25th Annual César Chávez Day Fiesta

March—10:30 am

Fiesta—12 noon-4 pm

Join us in honoring the life and legacy of César Chávez at the 25th annual César Chávez Day Fiesta, with a march—La Marcha de Justicia—beginning at 10:30 am at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and ending at noon on the Center’s Plaza Mayor. Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community exhibits, children’s activities and games, food, and live music.
Free public event

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