Una Primavera Mexicana at TAMIU Friday

Primavera Mexicana
at TAMIU Friday

The sights, sounds and movements of Mexican folk dances will come to life at Texas A&M International University's Ballet Folklórico annual dance concert, "Una Primavera Mexicana," Friday at 7 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

"Since its inception 10 years ago, the TAMIU Ballet Folklórico has premiered Mexican folk dances from 12 regions in México. This year's dances showcased will be from Colima," said Gabriela Mendoza-García, concert organizer and Ballet Folklórico director.

In addition to the TAMIU Ballet Folklórico, Una Primavera Mexicana will feature performances by Antonio González Middle School Ballet Folklórico, Honore Ligarde Elementary Ballet Folklórico, Abraham Kazen Elementary Ballet Folklórico, and TAMIU Ballet Folklórico Juvenil.

The concert will also feature the presentation of the Dr. Francisco Mendoza Memorial Scholarship to a deserving TAMIU Ballet Folklórico member whose dedication to the art of Mexican dance will be acknowledged. Webb County Commissioner Judith Gutierrez will emcee the event.

The event is sponsored in part by the City of Laredo.

Founded in 1996 by Mendoza-García, TAMIU's Ballet Folklórico was the first performing arts group at the University. It is well versed in dances from all regions of México and has included students from Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Zambia, Mexico, El Salvador, and the United States.

For more information, please contact Mendoza-García at 326.2654 or e-mail gabym@tamiu.edu

Information is also available on the Web.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu