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Dance Fri Sep 18 2015

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico to Celebrate Music and Dances of Regional Mexico

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez will present its traditional Mexican dances and music in Chicago for two nights--Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27--at the Auditorium Theatre. The company formed in 1952 by Amalia Hernandez, a dancer and ballet choreographer, has appeared in Chicago many times over the years.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico celebrates Mexican culture with vividly costumed dancers and musicians depicting the traditions of indigenous Meso-American culture.

A few of the dances to be performed are:

Guerrero-Guerrero, inspired by Vicente Guerrero, a Mexican independence hero.

Danza De Los Quetzales, an ancient dance from the state of Puebla based on the legend of the quetzal, a mythological Central American bird. Emperor Montezuma's headdress was supposedly made up of 24 quetzal feathers.

Danza Del Venado is a symbolic performance of a deer hunt, as practiced by the Yaqui people, the only aboriginal tribe of Mexico.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico will appear at 7:30pm Saturday, Sept. 26, and 3pm Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets are $30-73 and can be purchased online or by calling 312-341-2300.

 
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