jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011

Folkloric Ballet of Tlaxcala in Havana


The Folkloric Ballet of Tlaxcala performed at the building of the Cuban Friendship Institute. This was third show of the Mexican company in Havana during its current visit to Cuba.

The ballet company was invited to perform in Cuba by the Jose Marti Cultural Society as part of activities marking 120 years of the publication of Marti’s assay Our America.

The group performed dances from Tlaxcala such as the Ball Dance of the Epoch (1894-1911) and the Knives Dance, which is a farmers’ satire of landowner’s parties, currently performed in local carnivals.

Another autochthonous choreography was "Cuadrillas de Tizatlón," also a parody of ball dances in the way of humble and poor farmers, director and choreographer Gregorio Corona Perez said.

The Folkloric Ballet of Tlaxcala was founded by Enrique Dorantes Diaz and Corona Perez and it is made up of about 30 dancers of 10 to 27 years of age. It performed for the first time in 1993.

The company is scheduled to perform at the Casa Alba cultural center and to participate in activities marking 100th anniversary of the first public housing project for workers in Cuba.

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