Intempo Dance Ensemble
Day of the Dead Spooktacular Celebration
Premiering: TX SYMPHONIC BALLET & Guest Artist: Danmar Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA)
INTEMPO DANCE ENSEMBLE presents an evening of dance and music inspired in the magical world of the day of the dead celebration. Colorful Catrinas and Sugar Skulls dance, surrounded by live music and guided by imaginary beings - Alebrijes - as they journey to their new home.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of pre-Hispanic origin that honors the deceased on November 2. The festivities begin on November 1 and coincides with the Catholic celebrations of All Souls and All Saints. In Mexico, it is a celebration of life remembering loved ones who came before us, but with joy and devotion, dedicating an altar to welcome them back for their visit to the world of the living, once a year. The characters are La Catrina, El Catrin and the Alebrijes - imaginary beings made up of physiognomic elements of different animals, not only fantastic but also real that form a mesmerizing being full of magic and color that accompany souls in their voyage to their new home.
El día de Muertos es una celebración mexicana de origen prehispánico que honra a los difuntos el día 2 de noviembre. Todo comienza el 1 de noviembre, y coincide con las celebraciones católicas del Dia de los Fieles Difuntos y Todos los Santos. En México es una celebración a la vida recordando a los seres queridos que se adelantaron...pero con alegría y devoción, dedicando un altar para su visita al mundo de los vivos, una vez al año. Los personajes son La Catrina, el Catrín y los Alebrijes - seres imaginarios conformados por elementos fisionómicos de animales diferentes, no solo fantásticos sino también reales que forman un ser alucinante lleno de magia y color que acompañan a las almas en su viaje hacia su nueva morada.
INTEMPO DANCE is home to INTEMPO DANCE ENSEMBLE, a non-profit organization. It is an advanced performing program for students who desire to be more involved than just recreational classes, who want to have more opportunities to learn choreography and dance at higher levels. We reach out and perform for the community in order to not only spread awareness about the arts and dance, but to also lift up the community and support those in need in any way we can. We perform to raise money for other organizations as well as for our own; that is, all of our proceeds are returned to our dancers, in ways of costume costs or scholarships in arts, our goal is to support artist, dancers, and the community.