Proposal Deadline: Wed December 5, 2018
Grand Parade: Sun May 26, 2019
MCCLA is seeking proposals from experienced choreographers with demonstrated teaching skills to create a thematic Carnaval choreography, and to teach that choreography to classes of adults and children of all skill levels.
Proposal's theme and concept should relate to Carnaval San Francisco’s 2019 theme, Culture Heals. Applicant can suggest the theme for the contingent, but final decision will be made by MCCLA’s Carnaval Committee. MCCLA usually participates in the Caribbean, Traditional/Folkloric, or Contemporary categories, with at least 2-3 different rhythms.
Your proposal should answer the 4 questions below in detail:
1. What is your proposed theme and concept for MCCLA’s 2019 contingent?
2. How will your proposed theme/concept incorporate the elements of dance, music, costume, and overall contingent movement and visual impact?
3. What type of dance category and music rhythms are you considering in your proposed choreography?
4. Describe your choreography.
● Proposal narrative and answered questions
● Artistic resume including 2 references and work samples
Proposals, resumes, and inquiries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5, 2018 at 5:00pm.
• Proven choreography, artistic vision, and experienced teaching skills. Carnaval experience preferred, but not required.
• Ability to effectively work in a team with a mature and respectful manner and relate to participants of all ages and skill levels. Exhibit flexibility and generate enthusiasm. Have a sense of humor and positive attitude for duration of project.
• Wed December 5th: Proposal Deadline
• Sat December 15th: Proposal Selection
• Sat January 12th: Carnaval Classes begin
• Sat February 9th: Open House Carnaval Class
• Sat February 23th: Carnaval Choreography begins
• Wed April 3rd: Carnaval Class #2 bagins
• Sun May 26th: Carnaval Grand Parade!
Carnaval San Francisco is the largest annual cultural event in the City. It’s a unique multi-cultural event celebrating traditions of many countries and cultures around the world. Carnaval started in the Mission District in the mid 1980’s and has become one of the highlights of the neighborhood. The 2-day festival and parade bring thousands of visitors to the Mission, and over 60 comparsas (contingents) participate in this cultural and artistic display of diversity and color; the Carnaval Parade. MCCLA has been a proud Carnaval SF participant since its early beginnings (40 years ago) promoting multicultural arts and traditions.
Sat Sept 15, 2018 • 11am to 12:30pm
Cafe de la Muerte (2nd floor)
Friday, June 29th 2018 • 6PM TO 7PM
First floor theatre • $5 admission
MCCLA's Comparsa "Alborada (A New Dawn)" gave another spectacular performance! Diana Aburto, a seasoned and talented Nicaraguan dancer, lead this year's contingent. The choreography blends the music from Nicaragua and the coastal Garifuna groups with rhythms of Cumbia, Vallenato, Punta, Palo de Mayo, and of course, some Salsa.
Watch Carnaval SF 2018 on the big screen! Return to live the experience of music and dance that unite us as a community.
Mission Cultural Center Invites you join the 2018 Carnaval Parade contingent with live Latin & Caribbean music! 1st place winner of 2017 SF Carnaval Caribbean Category!
MCCLA's Comparsa "Alborada (A New Dawn)" is gearing up for another spectacular performance. Diana Aburto, a seasoned and talented Nicaraguan dancer, will be leading this year's contingent. The choreography blends the music from Nicaragua and the coastal Garifuna groups with rhythms of Cumbia, Vallenato, Punta, Palo de Mayo, and of course, some Salsa. Come check us out next Saturday and join us!
MCCLA'S Theme - ALBORADA / SUNRISE
Choreographer - Diana Aburto
Classes - Saturdays 10-11:15am in Studio B - $12/class
Registration fee - $35. Once you pay the registration, you'll only pay $8 per CLASS.
Raffle Tickets - Really cool prizes! We will distribute tickets next Saturday at the class.
We hope you join us this year, and become, once again, part of this wonderful and magical experience!
Would you take 5-10 minutes to fill out our Carnaval 2018 Survey?
Your feedback will help us better prepare for next year. Please click on the link below:
El MCCLA te invita a ser parte del Contingente “Bomba del Corazón en la Mission.”
Clases Sábados 10 am con nuestro coreógrafo: Temistocles Betancourt
En el marco del Carnaval de la Mission 2017 “El Corazón de San Pancho”, el Mission Cultural Center reafirma su compromiso con la comunidad por 40 años ininterrumpidos!! La Mission es el Corazón de San Pancho y el MCCLA es el Corazón de la Mission.
Como tal, el Corazón se encarga de bombear la sangre y a todo el cuerpo, en cada palpitar existe una pequeña explosión que contagia al cuerpo de la alegría y la emoción que necesitamos para vivir.
Del mismo modo, durante sus 40 años de existencia, el MCCLA ha sido el catalizador del talento, el arte y el color que contagia toda la Mission y este año queremos compartirlo con todos.
Request For Choreographer Proposals
Deadline: February 1st, 2017
MCCLA, a 501(c)(3) is seeking proposals from experienced choreographers with demonstrated teaching skills to create a thematic, Carnaval choreography and to teach that choreography to classes of adults and children of all skill levels. MCCLA has been a proud Carnaval SF participant for over 30+ years. In 2017 MCCLA will also be celebrating 40 years of promoting art and culture in SF. Proposal's theme and concept should relate to Carnaval SF's 2017 theme, "EL CORAZÓN DE SAN PANCHO". MCCLA's selected theme will guide the contingent's dance, music, costumes, and allegorical float. The theme must be approved by MCCLA's Carnaval Committee.
Join Mission Cultural Center’s “Rumbagua” 2015 Carnaval Contingent!
Sunday, May 24th.
Choreography/Classes: Brenda Perdue & Javier Alvarez
Saturdays from 3:15 to 4:30pm in Studio B
$10 per class / $25 Registration Fee + Costume Fee
(classes $6 after paid registration)
• Learn MCCLA’s Carnaval choreography.
• Dance to an exciting mix of Latin & Caribbean rhythms to include: salsa, rumba & merengue.
• Have lots of fun at Carnaval.
• All Levels Welcome
DANCE with MCCLA in CARNAVAL San Francisco!
Sunday May 25, 2014
BRENDA PERDUE: Choreography Director
Rosa Hernandez • DJ Rumorosa
RHYTHMS: CUMBIA, SALSA, MERENGUE, REGGAETON and more!
All Levels Welcome!
Saturdays Feb 1 to May 24
3:15pm to 4:30pm • Studio B
$8 Class • $6 with Discount Coupons
Kid's rehearsals: 2 to 2:45pm
Studio A • $8 Class
Barrunto En El Barrio: Neo Garcia's Choreography
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