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Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana


Dancing and color are combined harmoniously in the productions of Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad Veracruzana. The group was founded in 1964 and it was no long before it became one of the most outstanding ballets in Mexico. Their artistic excellence and deep respect for traditional folklore expression did not go unnoticed. The National Organization of Theater and Music Columnists bestowed on them the great distinction of being "the Best Folkloric Ballet in Mexico for its Authenticity and Artistic quality"

This Ballet presents the traditional musical and dance of Mexico and Latin America amid mosaics of spectacular scenic designs, choreography and costumes; all of which are based on historic, anthropological and aesthetic studies. The group's artistic achievements have enabled it to perform in nearly all of Mexico's major cities and far afield in other 30 countries of America, Asia and Europe, where it has received many recognitions and awards.

The company has a professional artistic group, and a dance laboratory where students receive professional training to joint the professional group when they reach an excellence level of performance. As a distinctive, the group's performances are always accompanied by live music by Tlen Huicani group, whose versatile musicians play from pre-Hispanic dances to mariachi music.
Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana