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Author:  Basheva [ Mon Apr 30, 2001 5:27 am ]
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From the Los Angeles Times:

Ballet Folklorico Los Lupenos Whirls Through Regional Traditions


Like good home cooking--simple but satisfying--such was Ballet Folklorico Los Lupenos' peppy program Saturday at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Hailing from San Jose, Calif., and under the artistic direction of Maria de la Rosa , this congenial company of musicians and dancers served up nearly two dozen traditional numbers highlighting various regions of Mexico.
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Author:  Azlan [ Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:25 am ]
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez Returns to the United States, September 14 - October 14, 2001<BR>Commemorative 21-City Tour Honors Founder, Amalia Hernandez</B><P>CHICAGO, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct from the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez returns to the United States with a Commemorative 21-City Tour beginning September 14 through October 14, 2001.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Fri Feb 22, 2002 10:46 am ]
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de MECA, Will Present ``Mexico: Ayer y Hoy'' on Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.<P>HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2002--MECA's newest addition, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de MECA, will present ``Mexico: Ayer y Hoy'' on Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at Talento Bilingue de Houston. Mariachi MECA, under the direction of Jose A. Nino, will accompany the dancers. Seventeen dances from the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Guerrero, and Veracruz will be featured. From the state of Nuevo Leon, company director Isidro Salas will present Cerro de la Silla, China Bravo, Valz Contradanza, Cuadrillas, Gurilla, Evangelina, Circo, and Portillo.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Feb 08, 2003 5:46 am ]
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Ballet Folklorico to perform uno, dos, tres times
by Carole Beers for King County Journal

You don't so much watch, as feel a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexico.

The troupe puts viewers right in the midst of the action from several ages and cultural traditions of Mexico.

Folklorico's moves, tunes and rhythms -- from a heated tap-dance through fiery Aztec rituals to lyrical waltzes played by live musicians -- seem to reverberate right through your body.

And the troupe's bright costume colors, styles and textures -- velvets, silks, leather and tall feathers -- create extraordinary afterimages against ordinary theater backdrops.

It must be noted that this troupe differs from Mexico's official folkdance troupe, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, founded by Amalia Hernandez.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:23 am ]
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Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico opens PAC
By Kate Drolet for The Current Online (Uni. of Missouri)

Musicians from the Ballet Folklorio de Mexico perform on the main stage of the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on Friday. The show, sponsored by the Center for International Studies, was the first official show in the PAC.

A mixed crowd milled around the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 19. The doors to the Anheuser-Busch Theater opened at 7:30 p.m., and the eager patrons took their seats, ready for the PAC's premiere performance to begin.
PAC Director John Kennedy began the evening with thanks and recognition for all who were involved with the completion of the center. "Some of you are architects...some of you are plumbers...some may be secretaries...I'd like to thank all who were involved," Kennedy said.

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Author:  Diana [ Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:55 pm ]
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From the San Marcos Daily Record ,

Ballet Folklorico brings Mexican culture to life
By Jeff Walker - Features Editor

Christina Banda's mom thought she had too much energy as a kid. She also thought she needed to embrace her own Mexican culture. So, Christina enrolled in dancing classes to tackle both challenges.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:21 am ]
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Ballet Folklorico features dances from Mexico that came from the common people
by SANDRA OKAMOTO for the Columbus and the Valley Ledger Enquirer

"Some will be taken in as dancers in training," Heath said. "It's a lot like classical ballet with their companies."

Most of the dancers are 23-25, but a few are as young as 16 and as old as 30. "We've had dancers stay until their 40s, but we try to maintain a certain image. And It does take a toll on the body."

published: April 15, 2005

Author:  ncgnet [ Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:44 am ]
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From Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe:
A history told in moving colors
.... when the late Amalia Hernandez founded [Ballet Folklorico de Mexico] in 1952, her goal was to help keep a variety of Mexico’s oldest cultural traditions alive, some dating back to pre-Columbian civilizations. The troupe, Mexico’s national dance company, combines historical research with creativity, refining ancient and continuing traditions into vivid entertainment that bounds back and forth in time as it draws from the more than 30 cultures Mexico has embraced over the centuries.


Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:19 pm ]
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Sanjoy Roy reviews Ballet Folklorico de Mexico's July 2015 program at the London Coliseum for The Guardian.

The Guardian

Lyndsey Winship reviews the same program for the Evening Standard.

Evening Standard

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:17 pm ]
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Neil Norman reviews Ballet Folklorico's July 2015 performance at the London Coliseum for The Stage.

The Stage

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