Colombia’s Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia in NYC| 29 February, 2012
Ballet Folklórico groups have sprung up all over Central and South America in the 60 years since Mexican choreographer Amalia Hernandez founded Ballet Folklórico de México, bringing traditional dances from remote villages to the main stage. Just last year, I saw a Brazilian group, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, at NYU’s Skirball Center. It beautifully and accurately represented the diversity of Brazilian folk culture in its choreography and its costumes, (or lack thereof – a warning to families who aren’t comfortable with nudity). Nonetheless, I would recommend without hesitation any Ballet Folklórico performance.
Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia has been promoting and celebrating Colombian culture for over 20 years for national and international audiences and will perform this Sunday, March 4th at the Lehman Center in the Bronx, New York City.
Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia @ Lehman Center Concert Hall
Sunday 4th March
Tickets: $40, $35, $25, Children 12 and under, $10 any seat
Event details and tickets: lehmancenter.org/shows/40_Ballet.html
Watch a video of Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia for a taste of what to expect!
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