Posada Navideña Traditional Mexican Folkloric Dance and Music Holiday Event

Friday December 19

All tickets underwritten by Wells Fargo to ensure economic access for entire community

SANTA ROSA, CA (November 4, 2014) – On Friday, December 19, at 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center for the Arts presents one of its signature annual events: Posada Navideña. For the eighth consecutive year, as part of the Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts highlights the multi-cultural aspects and diversity of Sonoma County’s community with this presentation featuring traditional Mexican folkloric dance and music.

Posada Navideña is a very special and important annual event for the Bay Area Latino community and we applaud Wells Fargo Center for the Arts for its commitment to present this,” observed Rafael Rivero, member of the Center’s Latino Advisory Committee, as well as Community Outreach Coordinator for the City of Santa Rosa. He continues, “This distinctive holiday celebration honors a beloved tradition and for many families here it is the only way to share that ritual with new generations. With the support of Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series, Posada at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is such a festive and fun performance, it can also be a cultural bridge reaching all of our neighbors.”

Experience and celebrate the wonderful folk culture of México in this exhilarating Christmas production. The Posada Navideña will transport you to México for an uplifting dose of the beautiful culture and colorful customs. From the Tarazcos and Nahuas indigenous rituals of central México and the “callejoneadas” of modern Jalisco to the theatrical “Pastorelas” of the mastermind Miguel Sabido, Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento will feature 20 dancers and musicians for an end of the year celebration under the artistic director Dr. Zenón Barrón.

Dr. Barrón earned his Ph.D. in dances with a thesis in diverse indigenous communities from Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in México City. He danced with the world famous Ballet Folklórico of México of Amalia Hernández and was also a recipient of the prestigious Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award and Corazón del Barrio Award of Excellence in 2012.

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Lo invitamos a celebrar la maravillosa cultura popular de México en esta extraordinaria producción Navideña. Esta Posada Navideña lo transportará a México para una dosis estimulante de la hermosa cultura y sus coloridas costumbres. Desde los rituales indígenas Tarazcos y Nahuas del centro de México y las “callejoneadas” de Jalisco, a las “pastorelas” del autor intelectual Miguel Sabido, el Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento, el cual cuenta con 30 bailarines y músicos, presentará una celebración de fin de año bajo la dirección del Director Artístico Dr. Zenón Barrón.

El Dr. Barrón obtuvo su Doctorado del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes en la Ciudad de México con su tesis en diversas comunidades indígenas. El Dr. Barrón bailó con el mundialmente famoso Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández y también fue galardonado con el prestigioso Premio a la Trayectoria Malonga Casquelourd y Premio a la Excelencia, Corazón del Barrio en 2012.

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Tickets for the Posada are $10 for adults and $5 for children, made possible through underwriting by Wells Fargo, and are available through Wells Fargo Center for the Arts online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600, or in person at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, noon to 6pm).

The ticket price includes family-friendly arts and crafts starting one hour prior to the show, a post-show Posada celebration that includes food, music, and the traditional Posada procession.

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