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Traditional Mexican folk dancing comes to Santa Fe

9 Oct 2012 8:27 AM
Traditional Mexican folk dancing comes to Santa Fe

Mexican culture continues to have a powerful sway over New Mexico. While this can be seen in the region's cuisine and visual art, it is perhaps most pronounced in the local music and dance scene.

Throughout the city, clubs, concert halls and other venues regularly feature live music and dancing that draws largely on Mexican traditions. Furthermore, some of the world's most respected traditional Mexican performers make sure to stop by Santa Fe to satisfy the local residents' thirst for all things Mexican. Many residents of the city's luxury homes consider themselves lucky to be inundated with so many opportunities to experience these concerts and shows.

One such exhibition of Mexican culture is coming to the city's Lensic Theater on October 25. The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico combines vibrant costumes and expert choreography to bring Mexican history and legend to life. The company, formed in 1952 by Amalia Hernandez, has earned a reputation as one of the most famous and storied performance troupes.

Spectators of the evening's entertainment will likely be drawn in by the stunning moves and traditional music, as performers glide across the stage as they perform folk dances from all corners of Mexico.