Juan of Words

Because My Mexican Mother Said So: Ballet Folklórico Is Beautiful!

because my mexican mother said so ballet folklorico is beautiful juanofwords

So this weekend we got to see the Leyenda Dance Company perform in Houston for Cinco de Mayo.  It was really quite a treat because the whole thing felt more like a production instead of just an expression of culture in dance.  There were high kicks and body movements reminiscent of ballet.  And even more impressive there were humourous story lines built into the plot.  It was all really beautiful.  Which reminded me again why I’m such a huge fan of this style of dance.

They were so memorable I thought you all should meet them too.  Here’s one of their performances I found online:

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