Virtual & Live School Time | Family Matinee | Outdoor Festival Performances
Mexico Beyond Mariachi is a multi-cultural ensemble of professional musicians, actors, dancers and teaching artists whose love of Mexican traditions and way of life shines bright in every performance. Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that art and culture are an integral part of the development of every individual’s outlook on life. Personal engagement, community experiences, and the celebration of commonality are themes Mexico Beyond Mariachi bring to our shows as well as to our extensive arts-in-education offerings (residencies, workshops, and lecture demonstrations).
Mexico Beyond Mariachi was founded in 2005 in New York City and was quickly established as one of the leading providers of Mexican performance and education programs for young people and families in the New York Tri-State area. Every year, Mexico Beyond Mariachi performs in dozens of schools, theatres, and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo del Barrio, Queens Theater, New Jersey State Museum, Newark Museum, and more.
In TREKKING MEXICO, students take a deep dive into folk traditions, both ancient and contemporary. This colorful educational show takes you on a Mexican expedition of historic and geographic regions through folkloric music and dance. From feeling the rumbling drums of Tenochtitlan to the sweet sounds of the stringed Jaranas of Veracruz, audiences are transported to the jungles of Tabasco and trek the mountains of Guerrero, this multimedia show will whisk you away on a joyful ride through this culturally rich republic.
Día de Muertos: Mexican Myth, Legend and Ancestry
Our journey begins over 600 years ago in the land of the Meshica, with the sound of the drums, calling our ancestors. We pay homage and celebrate those who have crossed over to the great beyond before us—parents, grandparents, great-great grandparents—those who make us who we are today. Explore the haunting melodies of La Llorona and La Bruja from the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. Dance with the “Viejitos”, a playful and traditional dance from the state of Michoacan that represents the changing of the seasons. Listen to the story of how Doña Panchita cheated Death, and so much more. This vibrant show interweaves traditional Mexican music and dance with the stories, myths, and legends of Day of the Dead.