about the ensemble - sobre el conjunto
Mexico Beyond Mariachi is a multi-cultural ensemble of professional musicians, actors, dancers and teaching artists, who perform traditional music and dance from Mexico as opposed to the overly stylized "Folklorico" that most people associate with Mexican culture. This focus on the "Folk" music and dance of Mexico creates a visceral connection with the audiences of all ages . 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 addition to our legacy of arts-in-education offerings, Mexico Beyond Mariachi also offers two theatrical productions,Trekking Mexico (perfect for schools and theaters who want to expose new audiences to Mexican culture) and our newest feature-length production SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure, (the title says it all!) which will be touring PAC's across the U.S. in fall 2023!
Mexico Beyond Mariachi is a 501(c)3 performing arts organization.