The Ballet Folklórico UTRGV will present its annual concert series, Alegría 2017, with six shows at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex on the Edinburg Campus.
The opening night show will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2017. Public concerts will continue on Feb. 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., and matinees are at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19.
Ballet Folklórico UTRGV also will perform two shows on Feb. 10 and 17 at 10 a.m. for public and private school students and teachers at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg Campus. Tickets are $5 per student, teacher or sponsor. Teachers interested in attending should call the Dance Office to request a reservation form.
Alegría brings to life Mexico’s beautiful art of folk dance. An energetic and spirited cast of 36 dancers, colorful costuming, and exciting choreographies are supported by special lighting and lively music. A history of Mexico’s folk dance is unveiled through original works and choreographies of invited guest artists from across Mexico.
Ballet Folklórico UTRGV is under the direction of Program Director Francisco Muñoz, Artistic Director Miguel Angel Peña Caballero, and Production Manager Zeidy Enedy Garza-Peña.
Members of the 2017 Ballet Folklórico are Marisol Abascal, Stephanie Acosta, Alejadra Blanco, Iris Cantu, Anthony Carrillo, Karla Carbajal, Tirzah Claus, Ingrid Davila, Fancy De León, Sergio De León, Victor García, Uriel Góngora, Marisol Guerrero, Ángel Hernández, Jose Izaguirre, Renay Lopez, Sergio Lopez, Aracely Longoria, Jennifer Lozano, Amanda Meda, Destiny Mendoza, Hanss Mujica, Perla Olivo, Erick Perales, Marco Antonio Quiroz, Daniela Rios, Guillermo Rivas Jr, Benito Salas, Brandon Salinas, Luz Salinas, Estephania Sandoval, Jose Silguero, Abril Silva Galván, Mónica Vargas, Josue Velazquez and Jasleen Vélez.
Pre-sale tickets will be available at www.patron.utrgv.edu.
Tickets also will be available at the PAC Box Office one hour prior to each event.
Tickets prices are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $8 for children.
For more information about the Ballet Folklórico UTRGV, contact the Dance Office at (956) 665-2230 or visit www.utrgv.edu/balletfolklorico.