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Folklórico company brings Mexican dance to Mondavi

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández performances showcase Mexican dances from different regions and different eras, ranging from the pre-Colombian times through the Hispanic Viceroy period and the popular period of the Revolutionary years. Courtesy photo

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From page A3 | November 09, 2012 |

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández claims the title as the oldest and most celebrated of that country’s dance troupes. The company’s performances showcase Mexican dances from different regions and different eras, ranging from the pre-Colombian times through the Hispanic Viceroy period and the popular period of the revolutionary years.

The company will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis.

Dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México  in 1952; she died in 2000, and company continues her legacy. With more than 200 awards recognizing the troupe’s artistic merits, the performance honors the traditions of both storytelling and dance.

Tickets are $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.

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