Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México Silvia Lozano (Mexican National Folkloric Ballet) has been preserving and performing the folkloric dances of Mexico for 60 years. It’s not just a dance company, it’s Mexican culture – live!
Mexico is a rich blend of many unique Indigenous, European and African cultures. From the deserts of the north, to the jungles of the south and on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, every little Mexican town has its own traditions. Ballet Folclórico Nacional keeps these traditions alive in their original forms.
Purchase College Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 14, 2020 ~ Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México Silvia Lozano performs at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center in Purchase, New York at 8pm.
Tickets $70 at artscenter.org
Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México Silvia Lozano
Silvia Lozano founded the original dance company in 1960 with forty dancers. After almost twenty years of touring the world, the renowned entertainer Liberace had Ballet Folclórico Nacional perform in Las Vegas. The company has since performed for Disney, for many years in Cancun, and for many prestigious events around the world.
The artist is from Puebla, Mexico, a city on the road from Veracruz to Mexico City. Cinco de Mayo celebrations commemorate the Battle of Puebla. Much of New York City’s Mexican-American community has roots in Puebla.
She loved to dance since she was a child. Lozano first studied contemporary dance and classical ballet at the Academia Mexicana de la Danza. She graduated as a Mexican folk dancer from el Instituto Mexicano de las Bellas Artes, and also studied painting at la Academia de San Carlos.
Lozano then joined’ Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, which was the first dance company to preserve Mexican dances and share them on world stages.