Friday, August 30, 2013
Office of College Advancement
Celebrate Mexico’s Independence with a Fiesta of Music and Dance at Ohlone College - Press Release, Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA—A fiesta of colorful dancing and vibrant music that represents the magnificent variety that Mexican culture has to offer will transform the stage at Ohlone College as Ballet Folklorico Mexicano brings a full mariachi band and a lively cast of twirling, spinning dancers. Make this event part of a weekend long celebration of Mexico’s Independence by joining us for our season opener on Saturday, September 14.
Directed by Carlos Moreno, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano will mesmerize the audience with their intricate footwork, precision and flair with music from Jalisco, Sinaloa, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Durango.
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano has developed a repertoire of over 180 dance pieces, drawing on the artistic variety of Mexico’s diverse regions. Many elements are represented in traditional form, while others have been “restaged to include diversity of artistic elements.” For example, “sensuous African movements that typify dances from the Gulf of Mexico region in the south are juxtaposed by Mexican polkas that mark the influences of eastern European ancestors in the north.”
Founded in 1967 to promote Mexican culture and folklore in the United States, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, is one of the longest-live Mexican dance companies in the United States, the group has a reputation for excellence from Mexican authorities and artists and among other traditional and ethnic dance companies.
Enjoy this artistic tour of the Mexico’s varied regional dance customs, and celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day (two days early!) at Ohlone College. For more information on Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, the 2013-2014 Season of the Arts offerings, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.smithcenter.com.
- Ballet Folklorico Mexicano
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
- $20 General Admission
- $18 Senior
- $15 Student
- Event Parking: $2
- Smith Center at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
- Smith Center Box Office: (510) 659-6031
- Online Tickets: www.smithcenter.com