A major mission of Alborada is to bring the rich diversity of Spanish Dance and music to New Jersey and the surrounding Tri-State area, which is home to the largest Hispanic population in the U.S. Alborada is proud to be the premier dance company in this area presenting the full spectrum of dance forms and music from Spain: Flamenco, regional, classical and 18th century court dances, with special focus on Spain’s influences with other world cultures.
Alborada offers several presentations that bring Spanish culture, history and language to life in a visually exciting manner with colorful costumes and props that will take you on a journey to be remembered! All presentations offer narrative explanations of the cultural traditions behind the dances and music, and can provide interactive participation by the audience to learn elements of Spanish dance – escobilla (footwork), palmas (rhythmic clapping) and more!
Charitable Organizations and Community Outreach: As part of our community outreach program, Eva Lucena and/or one of the Alborada principal artists conduct master classes for disadvantaged children and adults. Alborada has also had the pleasure of performing for charitable organizations such as the Morristown’s Neighborhood House, Edison’s NJ Veteran's Home, and assisted living and nursing home residences throughout the state. Alborada is dedicated to giving back to the community and bringing the joy of the arts to those who do not have opportunities to experience it.