Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorica presents Fiesta Mexicana; Celebrating Culture through Dance!, Saturday, Sept. 22., 3 p.m. at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center, located at 5800 McNeil Dr. in Austin.
The event is open to the public. Entrance fee is $1.00. Elementary students receive FREE admission.
Students from Cedar Ridge, Round Rock, Stony Point high schools, C.D. Fulkes and Hernandez middle schools study and practice classical and folkloric dance techniques; and perform together as Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorica in traditional Mexican costumes.
Ballet Folklorico is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize regional culture with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements and highly choreographed. The art of Ballet Folklorico blends elements from it’s indigenous, African and European heritage.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy the artistry of four award-winning groups:
Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorico
Round Rock Ballet Folklorico
Guzman Ballet Folklorico
Ballet Folklorico Orgullo Mexicano (Cedar Creek High School / Bastrop ISD)