Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this special cultural event is the final performance of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series.
Founded in 1985 by Maestro Hugo Betancourt, Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz makes its home in the state capital, Xalapa, Veracruz (birthplace of the world famous “La Bamba”). This talented dance company has toured internationally performing traditional folkloric dances, as well as their Afro-Caribbean spectacular, “Carnaval Veracruzano.” The company has been the official representatives for Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development for the State of Veracruz since 1986 and has given hundreds of performances across Mexico and the United States, South America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.
The show features regional dances of old Mexico and the music is performed live on authentic stringed instruments, punctuating the meticulous movement, colorful clothing and perfect pulse established by the dancers. Referring to the performance, The Kansas City Star said “every heritage should be so lovingly and beautifully preserved.” Earning standing ovations from Cuba to Malaysia, Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz proves why they are one of Mexico’s most popular exports!
Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors/Military/Students, and a special family discount of five tickets for $40. Tickets may be purchased at the CCC Cashiers Windows, CAFB ITT Office, at the door the afternoon of the performance, or by calling 769-4035. Call 769-4956 or visit www.clovis.edu for more information.