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In 2022, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández celebrates its 70th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the company returns to the Luckman for three evenings featuring renewed performances of the company’s most celebrated classic choreography.
This occasion not only marks the 70th anniversary of Ballet Folklórico, but also the 75th anniversary of Cal State LA. Furthermore, these performances will mark the 6th, 7th, and 8th times that the legendary dance company has performed at the Luckman.
In 1952, dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández founded the iconic Ballet Folklórico de México, having embarked at a very early age on a quest to preserve the dancing traditions of her country. Her goal was to share with the nation and the world the beauty of Mexican dance from the pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period, and the popular period of Mexico's revolutionary years.
Merely a few years into their formation, Ballet Folklórico achieved a degree of international success that has been maintained for 70 years. Amalia Hernández and Ballet Folklórico de México have since created over forty ballets for an ensemble of over seventy dancers. The music, technical rigor, elaborate costuming, and Amalia’s choreography have helped the Ballet and its followers disseminate the zest for rich Mexican tradition and folklore throughout the world. Since 1959, the company has been permanently housed at the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes in heart of Mexico City.
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