Indio Performing Arts Center - 45-175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA 92201 United States of America

Box Office (760) 980-1455

A beginner's theatre class using, storytelling, song, dance to reflect and tell the stories of yesterday to today, from farmworkers' suffrage to the issues facing us today.  In the style of Teatre Campesino, this will be a fun way to explore theatre for both beginners and experienced performers.

Una clase de teatro para principiantes que refleja historias de la vida real de ayer y hoy en el estilo del Teatro Campesino. Aprenda sobre el thatre usando historias, las canciones, la música y la danza incluso si usted nunca ha sido un actor pero quisiera siempre hacer teatro.

All actors need to sharpen their tools and “workout” to improve their craft. Class for actors of all skill levels.  Drop in once or twice to work on a specific piece, monologue, scene, or block. Or sign up for all sessions and practice creating characters, stage presence, scene interpretation. Whatever you bring we are ready to address.

$15.00 drop-in or all 8 for $100.00

Folklorico Beginners Class:

If you love Mexican Folklorico Dance, this class is for you! This introductory class is designed to teach you the beautiful form of traditional dance reflecting the proper way to stomp your feet at the rhythm of a “Zapateado”  and will show you the proper way to move and wave  the long skirts filled with color and design. The class culminates showcasing a choreography & dance.

Si te gusta el Folclorico Mexicano, esta clase es para ti! Esta clase esta disenada para mostrarte el bello baile tradicional mexicano con enfoque principal en aprender a zapatear, coreografia de bailable teatral y el movimiento del faldeo.

Instructor

Francisco Camacho

​Local mariachi singer and rising star, Juan Francisco Camacho, is Coachella Valley’s Native and active community member. Having finished school at College of the Desert in preparation to become a teacher, Francisco Camacho began the pursuit of his dream to become a professional and well recognized artist. Francisco has trained under Don Heriberto Molina “El Curita,” who was a member of and Director of the great Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlan for 30 years. Francisco trained for four years to develop an authentic style and voice tailored after Mariachi greats, Pedro Infante and Javier Solis. Francisco continues to give back to the community by helping to offer teach citizenship classes and being a member of the social justice committee of Desert Hot Springs.​

Instructor

Marisol Reyes

​Marisol fell in love with the traditional Mexican dances in 1990 when she first joined the Indio High School Ballet Folklorico group through the MeCHA club. Marisol continued her passion for dancing while attending College of the Desert by becoming a member of COD Ballet Folklorico Club. Her training, choreographing and dancing education continued from several Maestros in Mexico and an annual attendance to the National Association of Folkloric Groups (ANGF). The Latinas Art Foundation and several other trainings with the Director of Folklorico Tapatio of Oceanside California. Since 2005 Marisol has been serving as the advisor and choreographer for College of the Desert Ballet Folklorico Club "Sabor a mi Tierra". In Marisol's own words, "Every song has a meaning and every dancing move is a piece of art". Marisol's bio include her participation as a former member of the California Desert Chorale under the direction of Tim Bruneau, A role in Waterberry Tears film for International Films Festival and other short films geared for educational purposes.  


All 8 sessions for $120.00

Teatro Folklor

A unique bi-lingual theatrical experience


Workout for Actors

​​Strengthen your skills and flex your creativity

Classes

Monday's 7:00 to 10:00 PM


October 02

October 09

October 16

October 23

October 30

November 06

November 13

November 20



Folklorico Beginners Class

​​If you love Mexican Folkorico Dance, this class is for you

Instructors

Barry Cutler

​Barry Cutler has been working as a professional actor, and sometime director, for half a century.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has performed in theatres nationwide and has had the opportunity to work on stage with many wonderful talents including Ian McKellan, Trevor Nunn, Joe Mantegna, Dorothy McGuire, Richard Dysart, Richard Thomas, Christopher Lloyd, Kevin McCarthy, James MacArthur, John Goodman, Burt Shevelove, and George Schafer.  He has played Scrooge (as well as other roles in A Christmas Carol) at the Mark Taper Forum, Kodak (now Dolby), and many other theatres.  He portrayed Lee Strasberg in Names at Actors Studio West's Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing at the John Anson Ford, Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Santa Barbara Ensemble, as well as roles in Merton of the Movies, Another Part of the Forest, and An Enemy of the People at the Ahmanson Theatre, and was in the original cast of Bleacher Bums, the longest running play in L.A. history.  His directing credits include Speed the Plow, A Christmas Carol and, most recently, An Enemy of the People with Desert Theatreworks, for which he has been nominated for a Desert Theatre League award. (He has received several DTL awards for his work with Desert Theatreworks and the Hi-Desert Theatre and is honored to be nominated for several more this year.)  His numerous television appearances include roles on Scrubs, ER, Seinfeld, Moonlighting, St Elsewhere, Cheers, Hill Street Blues, Roseanne, Cagney and Lacey, as well as recurring roles on Superboy, Hi Honey I'm Home, and the soap opera Days of Our Lives.  His film work includes Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Shrink Is In, Night Train, and Laserblast.


Daniela Ryan

Daniela Ryan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and started performing at the age of 7 in local theatre.  She went on to do theatre throughout her childhood and earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Theatre Arts.  After several years of performing in Bay Area theatre she went on to graduate school and earned an M.A. in Film & Television from SDSU.  While at SDSU she was fortunate enough to work in the fundraising and volunteer departments of KPBS, the local PBS and NPR stations.  She worked in the film industry for many years in Los Angeles, working primarily in independent film, for such companies as Samuelson Productions (working on films such as “Wilde” and “Arlington Road”), Mark Rydell Productions, for writer/director team Stacey Title and Jonathan Penner, and Basra Entertainment.  She moved to the Coachella Valley and co-founded the award-winning theatre company, Dezart Performs in Palm Springs.  She is currently a resident director and Education Director at Desert Theatreworks.  Daniela is thrilled to be working again in the entertainment industry.


Classes

Monday's 7:00 to 8:30 PM


October 02

October 09

October 16

October 23

November 06

November 13

November 20

December 11

December 18 (Showcase)



Classes

Tuesday's 7:00 to 9:00 PM


October 03

October 10

October 17

October 24

November 07

November 14

November 21

December 12

December 19 (Showcase)



All 8 sessions for $120.00