Caudillos del Sur “MEXICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE” (MDE) was founded on March 2013 in Vancouver, BC.
MDE is a community based organization founded on the principles of equality, equity and freedom of expression: composed of professional dancers, amateurs and talented artists. Our main objectives are to offer a Mexican performing platform for emerging artists and expand the importance and value of the arts in our community.
We are committed to serve as a liaison of Mexican Culture and the creation of a free and inclusive art space, where emerging artists can develop their talents and bettering our community trough the art of dance.
MDE repertoire is characterized by its technique, style and strong zapateado (foot-work), which compliments colorful choreographies that narrate parts of Mexican history and its cultural heritage.
Among the performers at The Mariachi Festival Canada in 2013 and 2015 we had the opportunity to share the stage with such great Mariachis from Mexico, USA and Canada. MDE has toured BC numerous times with the goal of bringing this unique traditional dance form all across Canada and the world.
We strongly believe that art in any of its manifestations is a way to bettering communities, bringing them together sharing and learning from all backgrounds, art makes people happier, better and healthier. Our way to contribute is dancing, sharing and showing our heritage anywhere in Canada.