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Mexbourne Dance Co

Mexbourne Dance Company is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting Mexican culture in Australia, through joyful folk dance and music.

Since its creation in 2003, the group has performed in a variety of events, from charitable and non-charitable events to major multicultural festivals in Victoria.

The group participates in several events ranging from major cultural Festivals including: Moomba, PakoFesta in Geelong, Chilean and Latin American Festival, MexFest, Jhonston St. Fiesta, to small charitable and non-charitable events in senior houses, universities, community centres, etc.

We want to help increase multicultural awareness in Victoria through showing our love for our traditions and rich culture.

We enjoy sharing a bit of ‘home’ in our new home and want to be able to keep our traditions alive.

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Mexbourne Folk Dance

Mexican folk dance is a mix of different cultural traditions. Its historical roots is the synthesis of indigenous, European and African cultural influences but it continues to evolves with influences from modern pop culture. It is not one particular style but rather a collection of various regional and ethnic traditions. Dance traditions vary widely over Mexico’s expanse.

Today, traditional Mexican folk dance is a defining element of Mexico’s popular culture nationally and internationally. Preservation and promotion of dances nationally have depended on whether they are seen as part of Mexico’s national identity. It is one of the few areas where indigenous practices are conserved and promoted rather than depreciated or eliminated.

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Do you like to dance, met some people and have some fun?

Recruitment of new members occurs all year around, come join us!

We are currently looking for some ‘charros’ who would like to partner up with our ‘adelitas’ on the stage for our upcoming performances.

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at Dancehouse 150 Princess St Carlton North.

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We recently started performing in private events and it has been a lot of fun. Do you have a birthday, wedding or simply want to light up your celebration? Please contact us, we will be more than happy to be part of it!

Do you have any questions or need further information? Email us, we would love to hear from you. mexbourne@mexvic.org.au

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Upcoming events:

Live n Local 
For the first time Mexbourne will be part of Melbourne’s favourite local music festival Live N Local, which is once again returning to the streets of the City of Port Phillip from Saturday 20 August until Saturday 27 August.
Boasting exceptional talent in a week-long festival, events will be housed in well-known and iconic venues throughout the bayside municipality including the St Kilda Pier, Sacred Heart Church, Melbourne Moonshine,the Globe Warehouse and the Prince.
This August marks the first time the coveted music event has been presented outside of St Kilda Festival,and City Of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss says she believes locals and visitors alike will find a highcalibre of artists taking part in the festival this winter.

 

Venue: El Habanero

Address: 342 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Date: Thursday 25th August

Time: 7:30pm

Mexican Independence Day Gala Dinner
3 course Mexican dinner, local beer and wine, Latin band, Mariachi Los Romanticos, Mexican singer Esmeralda Araiza and MEXBOURNE Dance Co.  More details

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