CAPA Welcomes Ballet Folklórico de México to Capitol Theatre Tonight

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, and www.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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