Sunday, September 23, 2012

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO, Sept 27, 2012 8:00 PM @ Palace Theater

You do not have be Mexican to experience this great culture and you do not have to go to Mexico.The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico is the successful creation of dancer, teacher and choreographer Amalia Hernández. After training at the Mexican Academy of Dance, Ms. Hernández began her own small company in 1952. Now, 60 years later, the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico is comprised of 76 folk dancers and has been applauded with over 200 awards.

You are about to witness the amazing culture of Mexico come alive when the dancers of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico take the stage in Stamford on Sept 27th. This event is being brought to you by the Namaskaar Foundation-World on Stage in a colorful, fast-paced, incredibly entertaining show that brings together the music, dance and costumes of rich Mexican folklore.

The dances and costumes are infused with the traditional culture of Mexico. “Folklorico” is a collective term for traditional Latin American dances that emphasize and combine local folk cultures with ballet characteristics. With Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, the costumes, music and choreography express the history and the great social, religious, and artistic traditions of various regions of Mexico.

The company features many dance styles in reflecting the lifestyles of the regions. Some of the styles include danza, a popular ballroom dance genre somewhat similar to the waltz; polka, flamenco, The Fans, The Coco song, The Bamba, The Woodpecker Bird, The Weeper, The Moor, and more.

The Ballet Folklorico de México has presented more than 100 international tours in over 80 countries for a total of over 15,000 performances.

Sept 27, 2012 8:00 PM Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St. Stamford, CT 06901
Box-office: 203-325-4466

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