Carnaval 2023: Homage

7:30 pm

Frank Leto and PANdemonium with the Odara Dance Ensemble present Carnaval 2023: Homage!

Frank Leto will be celebrating his 18th annual Carnaval performance at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for the Performing Arts with a production entitled Homage. This unique production will pay respect to the rhythms, cultures and people who have influenced Frank and Pilar Leto. Carnaval performances share with audiences the musical styles and dance of Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba and New Orleans, featuring Frank’s original compositions and original choreographies and costumes by Pilar’s Odara Dance Ensemble.

$17, $22, $27 with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 years old and younger & NHCC members

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Dracula, A Love Story

7:00 pm

Festival Ballet Albuquerque presents Dracula, A Love Story. Back by popular demand, Patricia Dickinson Wells brings Bram Stoker’s macabre novel DRACULA back to the stage in a fully realized dance rendition: Dracula, A Love Story. The production with the Festival Ballet Albuquerque, promises to be a truly 21st century production of a 19th century story that continues to capture the imaginations of young and old alike for two breathtaking performances! Sold out in 2020! Festival Ballet ABQ is also known for its critically acclaimed Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment & Sacred Journeys with Robert Mirabal.

$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors & kids 12 and younger

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Broadway Bound LIVE: Closing Ceremonies

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join us as we announce the cast of Season 2 of Broadway Bound LIVE! The evening will begin with some highlights of the audition process, along with the introduction of our production team and coaches, and, of course, the announcement of the official cast of Season 2 of Broadway Bound LIVE. As a special treat we will also reveal of the first challenge!

Tickets are $5, but seats are limited. Buy tickets here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

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Broadway Bound LIVE: Audition Masterclass

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Join Broadway Bound LIVE hopefuls for an audition Masterclass taught by Elizabeth Gabel. Elizabeth is known for her work in casting on Stranger Things (2022), Logan (2017), Sicario (2015), and Terminator Salvation (2009), among other movies and shows. Elizabeth’s deep knowledge of casting and production make her the perfect person to kick off Season 2 of Broadway Bound LIVE.

This masterclass is open to members of the community. Registration to audit the course costs $20. Space is limited.

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Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
2 pm Saturday and Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker 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, Mr. Coyote and Ms. Roadrunner and lavish western Victorian-era costumes.

In this 11th year, Zozobra is the newest character addition, with the production showcasing New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of David Felberg for 2022 in what has become an annual family holiday tradition.

$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, kids 12 and younger and NHCC members

Christmas Joy

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come, Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theater. They come to us with a collection of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

$28, $35 w/ a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available.

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Baila! Baila!’s: Christmas in New Mexico

2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatre-goers of all ages. In 2022, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating its 33rd year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large, multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.

Tickets range from $22 to $32, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC Members.

Oralidad Festival: Songs and Stories from the Native American Performing Arts Program

11:00 am

Music, dance, and storytelling intermingle in a program that showcases Native American pride and culture. It is an intertribal presentation, directed by John Williams, that will be performed by students from Albuquerque Public Schools. The program will include two Native American songs, two winter stories accompanied by performances, and a Native American dance that allows for audience participation. This activity will also allow attendees to develop communication and life skills.

Instituto Cervantes, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the second edition of the Oralidad Festival. Oralidad is born with two essential purposes: to promote the oral tradition of storytelling and to establish a collaboration between artists from New Mexico, Spain, Latin America, and the rest of the United States to create new works together and contribute to the improvement of storytelling.

Free Community Event. Please register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

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