“Mexican Catrina’s Twist & Purr” is based on the Mexican celebration of “Day of the Dead”, and takes the audience on a journey through traditional Mexican music and dancing.
The performance features the voice of Juanita Ulloa from, Ballet Folklorico Orgullo de Mi Tierra by Elena Vargas and the cheerful Mariachi Canto Mi Tierra from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez. The contrasting atmosphere these sights and sound create will move all your sensations – joy, sadness, love, regret and happiness.
Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Rio Grande Theatre
The Rio Grande Theatre came to life on July 29, 1926 with the opening of the silent film, Mare Nostrum, (“A powerful story of the sea”), and with pipe organ accompaniment. Thus began a new chapter in the history of Las Cruces and in the memories of countless area residents.
The Arts Council’s dream was to use the facility as a performing arts and education venue, as well as a permanent home for the Arts Council. Now the Rio Grande Theatre is a 422-seat, state-of-the-art performing arts facility with a forty-foot fly loft, dressing rooms, digital projector, sound and lighting equipment, acoustical panels, refrigerated air, a refurbished lobby, and gallery spaces. It also contains the offices of the Arts Council. Through the dedicated activism of numerous volunteers, board members and staff, the generosity of many private individuals, businesses, and government officials, we have been able to raise the curtain on the stage of a reborn Rio Grande Theatre.