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Ballet Folklorico

Presented by Tobin Center for the Performing Arts at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio TX

Apr 10 - 11 2022
Ballet Folklorico

In 1952, dancer and choreographer AMALIA HERNÁNDEZ founded the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, having embarked at a very early age on a quest to preserve the dancing traditions of Mexico.

Her goal was to share with the nation and the world the beauty of Mexican dance from the Pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period, and the popular period of the Revolutionary years. In 1954, Amalia began to garner recognition as a highly respected cultural representative of Mexico. In her earliest ballets, the audience sees the present time fade before their eyes, as they enter into a journey through the past: the lords of heaven and earth come back to life, the jaguars, the gods born of

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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205