Workshop: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

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Workshop: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández is the internationally acclaimed dance company which captures the heart, spirit and rich traditions of the Mexican people. For six decades, the company has brought to vivid life the ritual and pageantry of the country’s indigenous cultures before the arrival of the Spaniards and beyond, sharing the beauty of Mexican dances from the pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period and the Revolutionary years.

Dancer, teacher and choreographer Amalia Hernández (1917-2000) established Ballet Folklórico in 1952. They were invited to represent Mexico in the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago and this success led to support from the Mexican president Adolfo Lopez Mateos, who proclaimed Hernández’s company “the best ballet in the world.” The group expanded from eight performers to a 50-piece ensemble and has since represented Mexico on the planet’s most renowned stages, earned more than 200 awards in Mexico, travelled to more than 80 countries, been praised universally by the critics and thrilled audiences of millions from all over.

This event is part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's 2015 Sor Juana Festival. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am

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