There is a celebration of all things Mexican this Saturday in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, with the visit of the Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guadalajara. It is a night of music and dance featuring traditional Mexican instruments and song.
The Terrace Cafe in the NCH also has a Mexican themed menu before the show, if you want something hot and spicy!
Bringing alive the history of Mexico, Fiesta Mexicana – The Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guadalajara will have its Irish debut at the National Concert Hall on Saturday 4th July. The joyous dance steps of 24 dancers, 14 singers and a live Mariachi band will celebrate the spirit of Mexico in this spellbinding performance.
Founded in 1960, The Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guadalajara has been performing all around the world and preserving Mexican dance heritage for over 50 years. The Ballet’s repertoire includes not just ballet but dances from all over Mexico, accompanied by the characteristic musical instruments of every region, giving audiences the opportunity to hear traditional instruments, such as the teponaxtle (a type of slit drum), playing alongside instruments of European origin such as fiddles, mandolins and trumpets.
The Ballet uses different rhythms, costumes and colours in their performances to showcase Mexican customs and folklore. Their mission is to preserve and showcase Mexican cultural traditions by recreating everyday Mexican life in a performance that entertains both Mexican and foreign audiences.
A key event in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Ireland, this will be the first visit to Ireland for The Folkloric Ballet of the University of Guadalajara.
Saturday 4th July, 8.00pm
Tickets: €25, €20
Students: €12.50, €10
Senior Citizens: €22.50, €18