TAMIU Folklórico Festival Returns Next Week

TAMIU Folklórico Festival
Returns Next Week

Get your tickets now for the Ninth Annual Texas A&M International University Folklórico Festival scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Tickets are on sale for $5 at the TAMIU Student Center Information Desk and from TAMIU Ballet Folklórico members. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

“For the past eight years, the TAMIU Ballet Folklórico, in conjunction with the City of Laredo and the Texas Commission of the Arts has hosted a master folklórico workshop for dance teachers and students in the Laredo and surrounding communities,” explained Gaby Mendoza-García, TAMIU Ballet Folklórico director.

“Folklórico groups from all over Texas and México will receive more than eight hours of folklórico dance instruction by noted maestros from the United States and México. The workshop has grown from 40 participants to more than 200 dancers. In an effort to keep the workshop at a low cost to participants, in exchange for participation in the workshop, the folklórico groups will perform for the community on Saturday,” added Mendoza-García.

Monies raised by the festival will be used for costume supplies, travel and workshop costs of the Festival. It is the group’s biggest fundraiser.

Participants this year include, TAMIU’s Ballet Folklórico Juvenil, Honore Ligarde Elementary Ballet Folklórico, Dovalina Elementary Folklórico Group, Beli’s Dance Studio, Vidal M. Treviño Ballet Folklórico, Laredo Community College Ballet Folklórico, Ballet Folklórico Viva México from Corpus Christi, Ballet Folklórico Apango de Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mestizo Escuela de Baile Folklórico from San Antonio, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Ballet Folklórico, Memorial High School Ballet Folklórico from Victoria, Ballet Folklórico Celestial from Texas A&M University in College Station, Alcorta’s Corpus Christi Folklórico, Mario’s Sol y Luna Ballet Folklórico from Edinburg, Edinburg Parks and Recreation Folklórico Dance Team and TAMIU’s Ballet Folklórico.

In addition, Cynthia Alcorta of Alcorta’s Corpus Christi Folklórico will be recognized as the third recipient of the Outstanding Mexican Folklórico Dance Teacher of 2007 Award given by the TAMIU Ballet Folklórico for her contributions to the art of dance.

For more information call García-Mendoza at 326.2934 or e-mail gabym@tamiu.edu


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