Ballet Folklórico de México

Ballet Folklórico de México
  • Thursday, March 20, 2025, 9:30am
  • Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
  • Recommended for grades K+
  • Performance Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Study Guide

Curriculum Connections

Dance, music, storytelling, Mexican Culture and History.

California State Standards

2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson or moral.

1.RL.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson

California State Arts Standards

3.DA:Cn11 Find a relationship between movement in a dance from a culture, society, or community and the culture from which the dance is derived. Explain what the movements communicate about key aspects of the culture, society, or community.

8.DA:Cn11 Analyze and discuss how dances from a variety of cultures, societies, historical periods, or communities reveal the ideas and perspectives of the people.

Founded in 1952 by the revered Amalia Hernandez, Ballet Folklórico de México is quite simply the most honored ballet folklórico troupe in the world. The company has received more than 200 awards and has appeared in more than 5,000 performances. The music, dance and costumes of Mexican folklore, combined with the talent of their artists, have resulted in icon status in Mexico and well-deserved international acclaim.