Feature: Win a pair of tickets to see Ballet Folklórico de México!

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Ballet Folklórico de México

As part of the Year in Mexico in the UK, the Ballet Folklórico de México, with 40 dancers and 16 musicians, are visiting London for five performances at the London Coliseum next week (22 – 25 July).

We have three pairs of tickets to the opening night on Wednesday 22 July to give away!

Competition now closed

The company was established in 1952 by Amalia Hernández, who was driven by a passion to tell the story of her native Mexico – from the pre-Colombian civilizations, through the Hispanic influences of the Viceroyal era up to the Revolutionary years of the early 20th century – through the expressive form of folkloric dance. Like English folk dance, folkloric dances are the ‘dances of the people’, reflecting the life and spirit of a people through movement and a riot of colourful costume and music. Hernández died in 2000, and the company is now under the direction of her grandson Salvador López López, with Amalia’s vision, energy and spirit still at the centre of their work.The result is a re-creation of Mexican traditions on stage, preserving the diversity and characters found throughout the regions of Mexico in dances such as the Sones de Michoacán (Melodies of Michoacán), Deer Dance and Fandangos.

Get a taster of the company’s flamboyant, colourful style in this video…

22 – 25 July, 7:30pm, £15 – £80
London Coliseum

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