Ballet Folklórico de México - Saturday, February 26 at 8:00 PM
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Quick Center for the Arts
This 60-member, one-of-a-kind Ballet company brings to life the vibrant dance, electrifying music, and elaborate costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations through the modern era. In Hernández’s earliest ballets, the audience sees the present time fade before their eyes, as they enter into a journey through the past: the lords of heaven and earth come back to life, the jaguars, the gods born of human flesh; and 30 different cultures that blossomed in centuries past leave behind a trail of color. Since 1959, the company has given over 5,000 performances, has been distinguished with more than 300 awards recognizing their artistic merits, and has been permanently housed at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City.
Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández as part of her quest to preserve the dancing traditions of México, Ballet Folklórico de México is one of México’s national treasures, dazzling audiences around the globe to wide acclaim with its 40-ballet repertoire of highly choreographed traditional dances and dramatic movements.
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