Ballet Folklórico de México
September 22, 2012
Mexico’s national dance company, Ballet Folklórico de México, is a visual feast of Mexican regional folk dances in whirling colors. Founded in 1952 by dancer/choreographer Amalia Hernández, the company of 48 dancers, musicians and singers incorporates a wide range of rituals, from Mayan and Aztec to modern traditions, all with spectacular theatrical flair. Celebrating it’s 60th season this year, Ballet Folklórico de México has choreographed 40 ballets, composed of 76 folk dancers and been awarded more than 200 prizes for their artistic merits.