Ballet Folklórico De Mexico at Segerstrom on March 30 – Cerritos Community News
March 14, 2022
Costa Mesa, California – The Segerstrom Center presents the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico founded by Amalia Hernández on Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom concert hall. Tickets are on sale at scfta.org. The general manager of the company is Salvador López López.
The Ballet Folklórico de México brings together the festive music, whirling dance and vibrant costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations to the modern era. The company, made up of 76 talented folk dancers, has developed the choreography for 40 ballets and has taken up permanent residence at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of Mexico City’s most historic venues. For over 6 decades, this acclaimed company has thrilled audiences around the world with performances highlighting Mexico’s diverse folk dance styles and its rich and colorful culture.
In 1952, dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico, having embarked early on in a quest to preserve Mexico’s dance traditions. Its goal was to share with the nation and the world the beauty of Mexican dance from the pre-Columbian era, the Hispanic period of the viceroy and the popular period of the revolutionary years.
In 1954, Amalia began to be recognized as a highly respected cultural representative of Mexico. In his first ballets, the public sees the present time fade before their eyes, as they embark on a journey into the past: the lords of heaven and earth come back to life, jaguars, gods born of human flesh; and thirty different cultures that have flourished over the past centuries leave behind a trail of color.
All of these elements together gave Amalia Hernández the inspiration to create the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico.
A weekly program on Mexican television sponsored by the government aired the first performances of the Ballet. Only a few years after their creation, the company achieved a degree of international success that has lasted for more than seventy years. Amalia’s music, technical rigor, elaborate costumes and choreography have helped the Ballet and its followers spread the taste of Mexico’s rich tradition and folklore throughout the world.
Since 1959, the company has been permanently installed in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. The institution has two main artistic companies called The First Company and Resident Company, which alternate tours and performances in Mexico and abroad.
The company has currently given more than 5,000 performances, and Amalia Hernandez and the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico have been honored with more than 300 awards recognizing their artistic merits.
Single tickets for Ballet Folklórico de Mexico at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts start at $29 and are available now online at SCFTA.org, at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556- 2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more people, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.
Folk Ballet of Mexico
Wednesday March 30 at 8:00 p.m.
In person and by phone-
600 Downtown Parkway
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Monday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Tickets start at $29
In line – SCFTA.org
Group sales – (714) 755-0236