The beauty of Mexican dances and music from the pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period and the Revolutionary years will be celebrated when Omaha Performing Arts presents Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. The traditional Mexican dance company will perform Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater.
Amalia Hernandez, director and choreographer, founded the company in 1952 for performances on a weekly television program sponsored by the Mexican government. Those performances led to more engagements for the company.
Since the 1960s, Hernandez and Ballet Folklorico have developed choreography for more than 40 ballets and for up to 70 dancers. The company has performed more than 15,000 presentations in front of nearly 22 million people worldwide.
Hernandez and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico have received more than 200 awards recognizing their artistic merits and contributions. The music, dance, costumes and talent of dancers has received national and international success.
Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased online at TicketOmaha.com, by phone at 402- 345-0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office in the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas Streets.