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Ballet Folklórico de Mexico

Growing up in Mexico City in the 1920s, Amalia Hernández (1917-2000) was drawn to the world of dance but felt uninspired by the Eurocentric styles of the era. After studying modern dance at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and working as an instructor and choreographer, her fascination with indigenous culture and the traditional styles of Mexico led her to launch her own company in 1952. From humble beginnings as an eight-member troupe, her pioneering Ballet Folklórico de Mexico has grown to a 76-member ensemble that’s embedded in the cultural tapestry of her birthplace. In addition to Sunday morning shows in front of the historic Palacio de Bellas Artes, the troupe has performed in 60 countries and spent 2016 touring the U.S. with Latin fusion rockers Los Lobos. The colorful vision of Hernández — who was honored here last year with a Día de los Muertos ofrenda displayed at the Mexican Cultural Institute — returns to the Alamo City this weekend courtesy of Arts San Antonio with a festively costumed showcase spanning from “primitive pre-Columbian rites to the sweeping choreography of the Regency, Colonial, Revolutionary and Modern eras.”

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