TAMIU Folklórico Festival Registration Underway
Posted: 01/21/2010

TAMIU Folklórico Festival
Registration Underway

Share your enthusiasm for ballet folklórico! Registration is currently underway for the Texas A&M International University 11th Annual Master Folklórico Workshop and Festival Saturday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 7.

Registration and payment deadline is Friday, Jan. 22.

“The purpose of the workshop is to expose students to dance lessons, help folklórico dance groups increase their repertoire with regional dance and expose the general public to the beauty of Mexican Folklórico,” said Sandra E. Leal, director, TAMIU Ballet Folklórico.

Dance groups will also have the opportunity to network with other dance groups from South Texas, Leal added.

In addition to the workshop, the dancers will put on a showcase concert Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre. General admission is $10.

“The Ballet Folklórico Festival Concert was created in an effort to lower the workshop cost for all participants. All participating groups will showcase their dance skills to the general public and the proceeds from the concert help defray the costs of bringing the maestros,” explained Leal.

Maestros Miguel Ruiz, Ambar González-Lomas and Tizoc Fuentes will lead the workshops featuring dances typical of Dia de los Muertos, dances from Veracruz, Yucatán and northern Tamaulipas and more.

Workshop cost is $30 per person or $55 for individuals or groups not performing in the Festival Concert. Only groups participating in the workshop may perform at the Festival Concert.

For more information and itinerary, contact Leal at sleal@tamiu.edu or call the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 956.326.2654.

For a calendar of upcoming arts events, visit tamiu.edu/coas/fpa/coe.shtml or call 326.ARTS (2787).

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