Ballet Company To Perform at Wellesley College
August 26, 2005
The Ballet Folklorico of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma
de Puebla will perform at Wellesley College Friday, Sept. 16,
at 8 pm in Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The Mexico-based ballet will
perform, appropriately, on Mexican Independence Day.
The ballet is considered the finest university troupe in Mexico
and has won numerous awards at both Mexican and international folkloric
dance competitions and festivals. A full listing of its repertoire,
awards and histories is available at www.ballet.buap.mx.
“The performance by the Folkloric Ballet of the University
of Puebla represents the first significant dance event focusing
on Mexican culture at Wellesley College,” said Carlos Vega,
professor of Spanish at the college. “The performance—together
with student workshops on Mexican dance performance—will
not only permit a rare opportunity to experience the culture of
Mexico, but also will facilitate exchange between Mexican and U.S.
that the focus on building ties between students of different
and cultures coincides with the spirit of Wellesley’s
Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership,
which is supporting the event.
The performance will feature traditional Mexican dance inspired
by reconstructed pre-Colombian religious ritual and Mexican dances
known throughout the world, such as the Bamba, the Mexican Hat
Dance, the Raspa and more. The troupe consists of 20 dancers; eight
musicians; its director, Professor Cristobal Ramirez Macip, and
an assistant director, Ytalu Villareal.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. Parking is
available in the Davis Parking Facility on campus. For more information,
contact Vega at 781-283-2437.