For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
March 2, 2012– St. Edward’s University Ballet Folklorico will bring the sights and sounds of Mexico’s traditional folklorico dances and songs to the King’s College campus for a free public performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Main and Franklin streets.
The performance will include the dances of Tamaulipas Polkas, in which dancers perform in costumes reflecting the resilient Mexican tradition of the Vaquero – The Cowboy. During dances of Sinaloa, men dance with strong knee-high steps, dipping and breaking to the side, while women emphasize femininity. Additional dances include traditional Concheros, folk melodies of Veracruz, and the slower mariachi tempos of Puebla.
The Ballet Folklorico, a student organization, was established in 2002 at St. Edward’s University to preserve and show appreciation for the Mexican culture. The group received first place in the Amusement Division of the Battle of the Flowers Parade 2006 and 2007. The group has toured Mexico for the past three years. Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university located in Austin, Texas.
For more information, contact Bro. George Schmitz, Coordinator, McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program Coordinator, at (570) 208-8021.
St. Edward’s University Ballet Folklorico
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.