Ballet Folklorico Essay

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Ballet Folklorico Most people in our society do not understand the history of folklorico and how it came about, especially when we do not live in the country where it started. I attempt to present the beginning of folklorico, its growth, and how it will grow in the future. The United States is known as “the melting pot” because of the many different cultures it is made of. Oddly enough, when it comes to Mexicans, it is little known that they are mostly Mestizos, or of indigenous and European bloodlines that is how folklorico came to be. I will focus on Ballet Folklorico de Mexico which is a folkloric ballet ensemble in Mexico City. For the past five decades folkloric dancers have performed dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico. The most famous dance group in Mexico is Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez, this group has been international competitions and has won many times. Folklorico is composed of Ballet steps and musical pieces reflecting various regions and folk music genres of Mexico. We should educate ourselves a little about Mexican Folklore. What I’m more passionate about is dancing. Since I was a little girl I’ve been dancing in all the parties, family reunions, clubs, and about anywhere there is music. I believe rhythm is in my blood. I think everyone as a children has the dream of one day to become someone famous in life. It could be in a band, as an artist, actor/actress, the president or any other famous thing. My dream has always been to be a professional ballet folklorico dancer. For me Folklorico is the most beautiful way to express art. All the colors, those huge skirts, and all that makeup just resemblance happiness. When I dance it seems I’m in another world, I enjoy it so much. It doesn’t matter how big or small the audience is; the feeling is the same. As a little girl I didn’t put that much of attention to a

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