Ballet Folklórico de México to visit SFA
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 08:10
The SFA School of Fine Art is bringing the dancing traditions of Mexico to Nacogdoches.
Ballet Folklórico de México will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the W.M. Turner Auditorium. This will be part of the 2012-2013 College of Fine Arts’ University Series, “Expressions.” They will also perform at 9:30 a.m. the next day as part of The Children’s Performing Arts Series.
Tickets are $35 for A seating, $29 for B seating and $17.50 for C seating. Tickets are available at the Box Office or by calling (936) 486-6407.
According to www.camimusic.com, Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952. The Ballet has won more than 200 awards and was initiated by performing in a weekly television program, sponsored by the Mexican government.
In a press release, John Goodall, associate dean of the SFA College of Fine Arts said, “We are pleased to bring this kind of energetic and exciting fine arts entertainment to our area as part of our University Series. The audience will enjoy the spirited music, technical perfection, colorful wardrobe and imaginative choreography of this distinctive dance group’s performance.”
Robbie Goodrich, director of arts information, said, “Each of the dances to be performed in the program reflects the rich history and folk legends of Mexico and its people.”