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Aldine students enjoy performance by Ballet Folklórico de Mexico

Nearly 8000 students from eight school districts and several private schools in Houston attended a free performance by the world-renowned Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on September 27. The free performance was part of the dance company’s educational series created 13 years ago by the late founder Amalia Hernández and Columba Bush.

Mrs. Bush, a native of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, is the wife of Florida Governor Jeb Bush. She has worked to help raise funds for and promote Ballet Folklórico de Mexico’s educational series since its inception. As a direct result of her efforts, the company has performed for free for more than 325,000 school-aged children throughout the United States. During this year’s tour, more than 25,000 children will be treated to a complimentary performance, including students from 10 AISD elementary and intermediate schools.

Ballet Folklórico de Mexico is a celebration of life in movement, music and color Its many dances encompass pre-Hispanic rituals, dramatic events from Mexico’s past, and colorful depictions of Mexico’s diverse culture and folklore.