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Grupo Folklórico Luna y Sol de San José State

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Grupo Folklórico Luna y Sol de San José State is a student organization exemplifying the ongoing commitment to diversity of San José State University. Students work towards the promotion, education and preservation of Mexican culture through Mexican folkloric dance.

Viva San José State! Viva México!

About Us

Grupo Folklórico Luna y Sol de San José State is a student organization exemplifying the ongoing commitment to diversity of San José State University. Students work towards the promotion, education and preservation of Mexican culture through Mexican folkloric dance. Student have been recognized by San José Mayor Chuck Reed and the City of San José for their work in building culture and community at San José State and the surrounding area. Dancers represent a wide range of academic disciplines and have dedicated themselves to being cultural ambassadors in high education and beyond. Viva San José State! Viva México!

Itza Sanchez, Artistic Director

Itza was a founding member of Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol as an undergraduate student at SJSU. She comes to the group with more than 20 years of Folklorico experience with the Ballet Folklorico de Carlos Moreno in Oakland, CA having also spent time training with the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez in Mexico City. Itza graduated from San Jose State, with a degree Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Dance where she was a member of the Spartan Spectrum Dance Team. She would spend four years performing as a San Jose Saberkitten and recently retired as a five year veteran of the Oakland Raiderettes. Itza has delighted audiences domestically as well as internationally having toured several times throughout Mexico, performing in nearly every state during her tenure with the BFM. She has performed in Austria in the Eurobowl and most recently returned from a performing tour for the US Military in Japan representing the Oakland Raiders.Itza works for San José State in the office of Enrollment Services as an Analyst and Project Manager while pursuing her Masters studies in Applied Anthropology.

Performances

Notable Events

Corporate Events/Partner: Facebook, Microsoft, Oakland Raiders, The San Jose Tech Museum, California’s Great America “Fiesta Hispana”, International Women's Day Event for Universal Media, Portraits of Success a Youth Leadership Conference, Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Senora del Rosario a youth Folklorico group, City of San Jose Dia de Los Muertos Parade, Xmas in the Park, Danzantes Unidos a statewide folklorico conference School Performances Include: Palo Alto High School, Mountain View High School, Fremont High School (Oakland), Evergreen Valley High School, Valley View Elementary (dual immersion/bilingual ed)

SJSU Campus Events: HRTM Events, KSJS Event, Admitted Spartan Day, SJSU Housing Banquet, Cinco de Mayo Event w/ Gente Unida, Chicano Commencement, Chican@ Welcome Convocation, Mex. Independence @ Campus Village, Student Appreciation Day, Homecoming Fire in the Fountain, SJSU Alumni Association's Homecoming Blowout, Dia de los Muertos, Isabel Allende Day, Community Conversation with Linda Ronstadt

Other: Amalia Hernandez Documentary for SJSU Foreign Language Department w/ San Jose Mexican Consul, 2nd Annual CSU Folklorico Showcase at Fresno State, Alma de Mexico show at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose where students were invited to share the stage with professional group Los Lupeños de San Jose, Private Weddings and Quinceañeras were also done.

Join Us

We welcome you to join Grupo Folklórico Luna y Sol de San José State. Your participation, dedication and energy is invaluable to the continuation of an art that has transcended borders. We pride ourselves on the family and friendships we make and for the amazing experiences we share as a group. We’re inviting you to learn traditional Mexican dances, make new friends, and perform! Be a part of San José State’s tradition of cultural legacy!

Please email us for new member dates and location.

 

 

Contact

Email : folklorico-sjsu@sjsu.edu

Phone:408-883-LUNA(5262)

Address:

Student Involvement #29

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192