Young Local Dancers Off to Florence—With your help

Espacio del Verbo
CONGRATULATIONS to the 24 dancers, from 10 Mexican states, who are among the 15th graduating class of the  Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM). They have been invited to attend—on scholarship—the very prestigious OPEN FLR intensive dance lab in Florence, Italy!
This invitation is a huge coup for these young dancers, as it provides them the ability to work with other internationally acclaimed teachers, to meet premier dancers from all over the world, and it provides wonderful opportunity for future work. Not to mention that it showcases Mazatlán and México on the world stage!
They will graduate on July 1st, and the very next day they hope to fly to Florence—the dance lab takes place July 2-20. The organizers of the internationally acclaimed intensive saw the group perform their self-choreographed “El Espacio del Verbo” in December at the Encuentro Nacional de Danza. The invitation came shortly afterwards.

However, the young dancers need our help! Once they arrive in Florence, they’ll be on scholarship to the dance lab, and they will also be given housing. They will need to pay their airfare to get to Florence, and they only have 45 days.

The graduating class has already held a bazaar to raise funds, and they are planning a dinner. They’ve also set up a fundraising page, at which it’s very easy to donate any amount from 50 to 5000 pesos or its equivalent. The page is in Spanish, but I believe it’s intuitive to use even for non-Spanish readers. We’ve already made a contribution, and we hope you will, too!

If you’d like more information, you can email the group at 
elespaciodelverbo@gmail.com. You can also follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/espacio_verbo
We are so blessed to have the internationally award-winning Delfos Contemporary Dance troupe based here in Mazatlán. Claudia, Victor and Omar are a blessing to our community. Back in 1998 they founded the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM), and today we reap the fruits of their efforts, in the incredible dancing we are able to affordably witness here. Congratulations to the young dancers, and to their able teachers! We are very proud of you!

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

5 thoughts on “Young Local Dancers Off to Florence—With your help

  1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    Ellen Isabel Hudgins Osuna Intérprete de Conferencias y Perito Traductor por El Supremo Tribunal de Justicia del Estado de Sinaloa, Reg. 1592009 ídem Traducción e Interpretación http://www.facebook.com/idemtraductores http://www.idemtraductores.branded.me (669) 668-2277 Cel. (669) 127-0825

    On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 8:13 PM, “¡VidaMaz!” wrote:

    > Dianne Hofner Saphiere posted: ” CONGRATULATIONS to the 24 dancers, from > 10 Mexican states, who are among the 15th graduating class of the Escuela > Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM). They have been invited to > attend—on scholarship—the very prestigious OPEN FLR intensive dance lab” >

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