La Viejada

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Over 200 masked danzantes will participate in a tribute dance “La Viejada” to honor our dearly departed. Participants will include San Jose folklorico dance companies as well as people from the community.

 

La Viejada originates from the Mexican region of La Huasteca. This area covers several states, including Veracruz, San Luis Potosi, and Tamaulipas. What makes the dance so lively is its live music and the many masked dancers that participate.

 

This Viejada does not limit participation to persons from La Huasteca, in fact, several of the new sones have been created especially for San Jose. Our newest son to be danced this year is titled “La Pulga” after the San Jose Flea Market.

 

La Viejada welcomes anyone who wishes to honor their deceased in a very personal and spiritual way. No dance experience required.

Practice Dates:

Wednesday, September 7

6:00 – 8:00pm
Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de SJSU
San Jose State University
One Washington Square, San Jose

 

Thursday, September 8

7:00 – 9:00pm
Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles
MACLA
500 South First Street, San Jose

 

Saturday, September 24

10:00-noon
Los Guerreros de Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, San Jose
2020 East San Antonio, San Jose

 

Sunday, September 25

2:00-4:00pm
Heruvi Kalo @Flor de Mexico Studio
30998 Huntwood Ave., #105, Hayward

Tuesday, September 27

6:30-8:00pm
Los Laureles Adult Class @MACLA
500 South First Street, San Jose
OPEN TO PUBLIC

Wednesday, September 28

5:00 – 6:30 pm
Yolotli Guerrerense
Biblioteca Latino Americana
921 S. First Street, San Jose

 

Thursday, September 29

6:00 – 8:00pm
Community Rehearsal
Biblioteca Latino Americana
921 S. First Street, San Jose

 

Saturday, October 1

10:00 – noon
Folklorico Heruvi Kalo
Hoover Theater Dance Studio

1635 Park Avenue, San Jose
 

Monday, October 3

6:00 – 8:00pm
Flor de Mexico Studio
30998 Huntwood Ave., #105; Hayward

 

Tuesday, October 11

6:00-8:00pm
Los Mestizos Dance Studio
465 W. Julian Street, San Jose

 

Wednesday, October 12

6:00 – 8:00pm
Sacred Heart Community Center
1381 S. First Street, San Jose
OPEN TO PUBLIC

Thursday, October 13

4:30-6:30pm
Xochitl Cultural – Lincoln High School Dance Studio
555 Dana Avenue, San Jose

Saturday, October 22

7:00pm

Sacred Heart Community Center
La Viejada Performance (dress rehearsal)
1381 S. First Street (corner at Alma), San Jose

Check-in by 6:30pm, Dancer Dressing Room

Sunday, October 23

3:00pm

San Jose State University
La Viejada Performance (dress rehearsal)

MLK Library (campus entrance)

One Washington Square, San Jose

Check-in by 2:30pm, Stage Left

Thursday, October 27

6:30-8:30pm
ALL Viejada Dancer Rehearsal with Musicians
SOAC @ Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose

Sunday

October 30th, 2016

12:00-8:00pm

School of Arts & Culture

1700 Alum Rock Ave.

San Jose, CA