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Ballet Folklórico de México Brings Mexican Culture to the Schaefer Center on November 14

Appalachian State University’s performing arts series, “The Schaefer Center Presents…” continues its 2018-19 season with a performance by world-renowned ensemble Ballet Folklórico de México on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. For six decades, the company has presented dances reflecting the cultural traditions of Mexico, featuring authentic music and costumes, combined with inspired dancing that brings audiences to their feet. More information about this performance can be found at theschaefercenter.org.

Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance and costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. With its permanent home at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of Mexico City’s most historic venues, the company has developed choreography for 40 ballets, composed of 76 folk dancers who have performed extensively across Mexico and abroad.

The company will also perform a matinee for K-12 students from 10 surrounding counties as part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs.


Tickets are $5 for students and children, $15 for local residents of Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties and $25 for adults. The local resident discount with proof of residence in Watauga, Ashe or Avery counties is available when tickets are purchased over the phone or at the box office. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 800-841-2787, 828-262-4046 or visit: http://theschaefercenter.org.

About “The Schaefer Center Presents…”

“The Schaefer Center Presents…” is a series offering campus and community audiences a diverse array of music, dance and theatre programming designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the Appalachian State University campus and surrounding area. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; provides a “window on the world” through the artistry of nationally and internationally renowned artists; and showcases some of the finest artists of our nation and our region. Musical events range from symphony orchestra and chamber music performances to jazz, folk, traditional, international, and popular artists. Theatre productions run the gamut from serious drama to musical comedy. Dance performances offer an equally wide array of styles, from ballet to modern dance to international companies representing cultural traditions from around the world. For more information, visit http://theschaefercenter.org.


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