Regalia and zapateado (footwork) of Los Lupeños de San José transports audience members to another time and space that reflects the traditional form of Mexican folk dance or folklórico (the widely-known established name of the genre). This interactive and educational live performance introduces Mexican culture through various dances from a variety of Mexico’s regions.
Founded in 1969, Los Lupeños de San José is recognized as one of the earliest Mexican folk dance companies in California, renowned for its artistry, history, traditions, innovation, and originality. Artistic Director Samuel Cortez is an award-winning researcher and cultural promoter. He trains dancers and works with artists to create and execute a unique artistic vision.