CAPA Presents Mexican Dance, Ballet Folklórico de México, Tonight

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Established more than six decades ago, Ballet Folklórico de México has represented its country on the world's most renowned stages. It has reached audiences on a global scale with its wide repertoire of dance rooted in Mexican folklore, and earned a number of awards in Mexico and abroad.

CAPA presents Ballet Folklórico de México at the Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.) tonight, September 22, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $21.50-$35 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, andwww.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Dance is deeply engrained in Mexico and its history, religious traditions, and social and art movements. Its evolution brought about different forms of popular dances which constitute the roots of tradition and folklore. Ballet Folklórico de México represents Mexico in its most renowned stages with a wide repertoire profoundly rooted in its folklore.

The Ballet consists of a large team of specialists from different fields-dancers, composers, singers, costume and set designers, and musicians-led by founder, dancer, and choreographer Amalia Hernandez. Inspired by the essence of Mexican folklore, Hernandez recreated those dances using different techniques from modern and classical dance, creating a stage show that has reached great audiences both Mexican and beyond. Her efforts culminated in the establishment of the Folkloric Ballet of Mexico, and its dance school for the training of professional dancers.

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CAPA presents BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO

Tuesday, September 22, 7:30 pm

Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)

Established more than six decades ago, Ballet Folklórico de México has represented its country on the world's most renowned stages. It has reached audiences on a global scale with its wide repertoire of dance rooted in Mexican folklore, and earned a number of awards in Mexico and abroad. Tickets are $21.50-$35 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com

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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, the Florence E. K. Hurd and Robert B. Hurst Funds of The Columbus Foundation, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About CAPA

Owner/operator of downtown Columbus' magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.



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