Growing up in Del Rio, TX, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by the Mexican culture, including the beautiful dancing known as ballet folklórico. During city festivals for Dies y Seis de Septiembre and Cinco de Mayo, there would be performances at Casa de Cultura, the local space for Mexican culture, including men and women dancing in traditional dress. It was always my favorite part, besides the food!
While in Mexico City, I knew we had to see a performance – it’s lauded as an amazing 90 minutes of dancing and music, and you can buy tickets for as low as $16 USD/person.
The performance is at the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes in the historic district of the city. The venue is absolutely gorgeous inside, and I’m glad we got there early to enjoy it before the dancing started.
The performance was incredible. So many costume changes, different styles of dance, and great music.
drummers in the side seats
I took a lot of videos of all the dances and of the venue. You can view them on my YouTube channel!