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Happenings: Ballet Folklórico

Ballet Folklórico's colorful costumes capture the essence of Mexico's rich cultural history.

Ballet Folklórico’s colorful costumes capture Mexico’s rich cultural history.

Dancers deliver a taste of Mexico

By Audrey Webb

If most of what you know about Mexico was learned at a Taco Bell drive-through, take advantage of an on-campus opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our neighbors to the south by attending a performance of The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA)’s Ballet Folklórico.

The internationally acclaimed troupe, now in its 43rd year, will stop at Texas State on Sunday, February 17, as part of its current tour of Alegria Temporada 2013. The performance combines culture and colorful costumes in choreography that blends contemporary movement with traditional folk dances of numerous states and regions across Mexico. Continue reading