Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Pacifico Dance Co.

Performing elegant, beautifully costumed dances on October 30 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

By Delia L. Lopez
Published on LatinoLA: October 17, 2009

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Pacifico Dance Co.

The acclaimed Pacifico Dance Company brings to life the legends, myths, traditions, and richness that define Mexico. The group unveils its whimsical tribute to life in a spellbinding production at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Friday, October 30, 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the CCPA Ticket Office, at www.cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. CCPA's exchange policies do not apply to this show. This is the organization's 1st annual fundraiser to help the group continue its mission of fomenting the arts through dance.

Known for incorporating Mexican folklore, customs, and religion into its pieces, PACIFICO DANCE COMPANY, a 501(C) (3) organization, presents its latest work at the CCPA: Calacas Clandestinas, which pays homage to El D?¡a De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Also featured in this performance are the elaborately depicted Danza de Quetzales and colorful dances from Guerrero, Chihuahua, and Jalisco.

Pacifico Dance Company has performed throughout the United States, North Korea, and China. The first Folklorico troupe to tour Asia, the ensemble has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for its "elegant, beautifully costumed dancers" and its uncanny ability to successfully deliver "visual and aural entertainment." LA Weekly praises the entourage's "engaging theatrical elements and dynamic choreography."

For information on Pacifico Dance Company and how to support Pacifico, please contact Gabi Barbarena or Delia L??pez at gbarbarena@aras-inc.com or dlopez@aras-inc.com. For tickets or more information on Pacifico Dance Company's performance at the CCPA, call (562) 467-8818 or log on to www.cerritoscenter.com.

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