Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Mon, October 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES: $25 - $79
VENUE: Reynolds Hall

Student/Children’s pricing from $14.50

“Passionate…Impeccable…An incomparable point to enter the richness of a fabulous culture.” – LA Times

Experience the electrifying music, dance and costuming of authentic Mexican culture performed by the country’s most talented and acclaimed performers.

Returning to The Smith Center by strong demand, internationally renowned Ballet Folklorico has performed the vibrant traditional dances from across Mexico’s history and culture for over 45 million people worldwide. Now in an extended tour of the United States, the company delivers a brand-new show featuring several adapted works, Los Guerreros, Danza Final, Danza Del Venado and Fiesta En Jalisco, all being performed with reimagined choreography in America for the very first time.

Known for its vivacious choreography and visually stunning wardrobe, Ballet Folklorico will perform a wide range of dances representing different eras and influences of Mexican culture, spanning pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. These include the Ballet Azteca, an homage to the ancient Aztec civilization, which the company is performing in America for the first time in nearly half a century.

The show will also feature lively dances portraying traditions like Mexican rodeos and festival celebrations, and even a dance celebrating Mexico’s aboriginal tribe, the Yaqui.

This visually rich production will showcase lush, large-scale set pieces and over 500 hand-made costumes.

Renowned choreographer and dancer Amalia Hernandez founded the Ballet Folklorico of Mexico in 1952 to celebrate and preserve Mexico’s vibrant cultural traditions. The company has developed choreography for 40 ballets, comprised of 76 folk dancers who have performed extensively across Mexico and around the globe.

Don’t miss this rare chance to experience the rich and engaging culture of Mexico, delivered by one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies.

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Bringing Mexico to the World through Dance

  Renowned Dance Company Ballet Folklórico Performs All-New Production in Vegas Salvador Lopez assures that Las Vegas audiences will experience a different side of Mexico than they’ve ever seen before, when Ballet Folklórico takes the stage at The Smith Center on October 15. “Ballet Folklórico is the best face of Mexico. It shows how rich our culture can be,” says Lopez, general dir

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