Mexican Folkloric Ballet begins at the Bellas Artes theater

This year, Mexico's Folkloric Ballet of Amalia Hernández will start its season with Elisa Carrillo
Mexican Folkloric Ballet begins at the Bellas Artes theater
This year, the Elisa Carrillo foundation will bring a special program: The “Gala de Estrellas” (Star Gala), in which there will be solo dances and pas-de-deux -Photo: Ivan Stephens/EL UNIVERSAL
03/07/2018
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Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet of Amalia Hernández will begin its season with a special event featuring the Staatsballett’s lead dancer Elisa Carrillo, from Germany. The event will be held on July 18 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes’ (Palace of Fine Arts) Main Hall in Mexico City.

This year, the Elisa Carrillo foundation will bring a special program: The “Gala de Estrellas” (Star Gala), in which there will be solo dances and pas-de-deux. For the second part, there will be a presentation called White Darkness, with choreography by Nacho Duato, which will be presented in the American continent for the first time ever.

The famous ballerina from Texcoco will be accompanied by dancers from the National Dance Company (CND) for the event called “The ELISA Ballet and Friends’ Star Gala 2018.”

Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet was founded by Amalia Hernández in 1952 and for over six decades, it has been the most emblematic ensemble of folkloric dance in Mexico, with tours all over the country.
 

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With choreographies full of life, joy, color, and tradition, Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet of Amalia Hernández is considered to be one of Mexico’s most emblematic dance companies.

With over 100 international tours, visiting a total of 60 countries and over 300 cities, the dance group offers a broad display of Mexico’s history through dancing: Starting with pre-Hispanic ritual dances, all the way to the Revolution, as well as festivities from Veracruz and Jalisco.

The ballet was consolidated in 1959, when the President of Mexico, Adolfo López Mateos, asked Amalia Hernández to represent the country through her company’s work. Since then, the group has received awards and recognitions both nationally and internationally, such as the National Arts Prize, the Legion of Honor in Paris, the TIFFANY award, given by New York critics, and the Nations Grand Prix, among others.

This year’s season at the Palace of Fine Arts will be extended until August 19.

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