Season Event

Saya Caporal Dance Competition 2012

  • July 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Concert Hall

This event was originally scheduled for June 30, 2012. If you held tickets to the originally scheduled performance those tickets will be honored at this rescheduled event. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Presented by the Pro-Bolivian Committee

The Caporales Dance competition is a magnificent display of professionally choreographies with fast, demanding, and complicated movements in colorful styled customs to the rhythm of beautiful enchanting Bolivian music performed by youth dance groups. This elite dance competition is one of a kind. The Pro Bolivian Committee is proud to present the XIV Caporales dance competition. Caporales is a traditional Bolivian original dance from La Paz, Bolivia, it was presented to the public for the first time in 1969 by the Estrada brothers, who were inspired in the Afro-Bolivian Saya character of the Caporal, a dance from Yungas (a tropical region in La Paz). Today, Caporales is a typical Bolivian folkloric dance that is very popular in the national festivities, particularly during Carnival. The male Caporal custom depicts an old Spanish military guard wearing heeled boots bearing large bells known as "cascabeles," carrying a hat and a whip. The female Caporal dress consists of a mini dress, fancy high-heeled shoes, and a round top hat. The Pro Bolivian Committee, from Northern Virginia, is the largest Bolivian cultural non-profit organization outside Bolivia. Founded in 1988, it is a grass root organization nationally recognized for its commitment and excellence preserving Bolivian culture.

Tickets for Pit:
Adults: $25
Seniors (65+) & Students (12 and under): $20
Children under 5 years of age: $5

Tickets for All Other Seat Locations:
Adults: $20
Seniors (65+) & Students (12 and under): $15
Children under 5 years of age: $5

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