Posted: 3/22/12

Free Ballet Folklórico Festival and
Concert This Weekend at TAMIU

 A remarkable opportunity to see traditional folkloric dance in action happens this weekend at Texas A&M International University with the 2012 Ballet Folklórico Festival and Concert Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, also at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Performing groups include the Texas A&M International University Ballet Folklórico and Ballet Folklórico Juvenil, the Edgewood Fine Arts Academy School, the Ballet Folklórico Viva México and Los Fresnos High School.

The evening performances will include selections from the Mexican states of Veracruz, Colima, Baja California, Sinaloa and Veracruz and the Distrito Federal (Mexico City). All performances will be in traditional costume.

For additional information, contact Bede Leyendecker, chair of the department of fine and performing arts, at 326.2654.

Information is also available on the University’s web site, tamiu.edu and on social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

A free smartphone and tablet app is also available from the University’s web site.

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