10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Sandra’s School of Dance presents Lights, Camera, Dance Recital 2024. Get ready for Lights, Camera, Dance; a movie-themed extravaganza at Sandra’s School of Dance! Step into the spotlight as our talented dancers bring your favorite films to life through their incredible performances. From iconic dance sequences to show-stopping routines, this recital will transport you to the magical world of cinema. Tickets will be available starting on April 15, 2024 at 10:00 am. Regular ticket prices begin May 1, 2024 at (more…)
8:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm Saturday National Institute of Flamenco & the NHCC present the Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Xicano Power. Xicano Power is the seasonal culmination of Yjastros’ progression and evolution. This performance made its world premiere at the 2023 Festival de Jerez, marking the first time a company from the United States was ever invited to perform in the prestigious international festival. The current concert season marks the performance’s first appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. $48, $58, $68, $78 & (more…)
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception & Cash Bar 6:00 pm: Levi Romero Pre-Film Talk 7:00 pm: Screening Rudolfo Anaya’s beloved and iconic Bless Me, Ultima returns to the NHCC with Carl Franklin’s screen adaptation. Bless Me, Ultima is set in the 1940s in rural New Mexico, and tells the story of a young boy and the mysterious healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. As the entire world is plunged into war and Antonio Marez grapples with the harsh realities all around him, his life is (more…)
1:00pm – 4:00pm Explore music and performance art in various areas of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on Saturday, October 28th. The brainchild of composer Nathan Felix, this exploratory, immersive production titled, Prophets, Pyramids & Paños, showcases an array of local talent that will come together to create a surrealistic musical world at the NHCC where attendees can walk through various locations on the NHCC campus including the pyramid and Torreón to see these different site-specific presentations. Free Community Event
6:00pm A discussion with composer/director Nathan Felix about his guerilla approach to opera and staging unconventional classical music performances in non-traditional spaces and how it relates to his collaboration with NHCC. Felix will also give a retrospective insight into his process and inspiration behind his imaginative works such as ‘6 Pianos in Surround Sound’, ‘Opera on a Bus’ and ‘Immersive Operas’. Free Community Event
12:00 pm MST (available for 48 hours) Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here Cervantes Film Series: Zinegoak 20th anniversary. LGTBIQ+ Animation With a captivating work drawing on a black and white photographic image, director Adrian Garcia Gomez delves into memory to orient his imagination regarding identity and the past in the environment of the western and Mexican cinema of the 1940’s and 50’s. This short film follows its predecessor Mikveh (2016), and shares that film’s sensitive attunement regarding its formality and concerns, which the Californian creator will continue (more…)
12:00 pm MST (available for 48 hours) Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here Cervantes Film Series: Zinegoak 20th anniversary. LGTBIQ+ Animation With this award-winning short film, Mel Arranz has managed to place himself within the interesting panorama of animation made in the Basque Country. His piece, colored in various shades of black and white, began to take shape during his artistic stay in Mexico and is a visual experiment: his short film manages to demonstrate a bodily intimacy through the detail shots of the touching of skins, hardly (more…)
7:30 pm Bringing Shakespeare to Life in New Mexico! The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival believes that Shakespeare is for everyone – whether you’ve seen dozens of plays or none at all. You are invited to join them on the National Hispanic Cultural Center Plaza Mayor to enjoy a wonderful performance! Comedy of Errors | Directed by Paul Ford Free community event. Tickets will be available at the event one hour prior to the performance.
7:30 pm Bringing Shakespeare to Life in New Mexico! The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival believes that Shakespeare is for everyone – whether you’ve seen dozens of plays or none at all. You are invited to join them on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Plaza Mayor and enjoy a wonderful performance! A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Directed by Julia Thudium Free community event. Tickets will be available at the event one hour prior to the performance.