Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Galloway, N.J. – Before finding a local fiesta for Cinco De Mayo, learn about the day’s history and why it is still celebrated in Puebla, Mexico, through the magic of theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center. 

Dancers from the Capulli Mexican Dance Company
In addition to celebrating Mexican culture via dance, the troupe tours internationally, designs arts-in-education programming and leads free community outreach activities. 

 "Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo" was conceived by artistic director & co-founder Alberto Lopez Herrera who sought to: honor the culture of his birthplace in Puebla, Mexico, take advantage of the American celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the many misconceptions about what it represents, and create a retelling of the history through their own eyes as Mexicans, Poblanos and immigrants.

Founded in 2003, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates and explores Mexican and Mexican-American culture via dance including live music. Based in New York City, Calpulli produces professional performances via its international touring company, designs arts-in-education programming, and leads free community outreach activities.

Ticket Information 

Tickets are $40 for the general public; $38 for senior citizens; $35 for Stockton University alumni; $30 for Stockton staff and faculty; $18 for children (12 and under); and $10 for Stockton students. Special pricing for groups of 10 or more people is also available.

Tickets also are available at the Stockton Performing Arts Center box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes before showtime. Call 609-652-9000.

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“I believe our upcoming season is set to be an exhilarating journey, filled with talent that will ignite the stage. We feature a diverse array of performances spanning multiple artistic genres, both iconic classics and contemporary creations, and each show promises to provide a distinct and memorable experience,” said Anjanette Christy, director of the Stockton Performing Arts Center.

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This engagement of the Capulli Mexican Dance Company is made possible through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.