Texas Tech University

MEXICO 2000 at the Lubbock Arts Festival

Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs, K-12 Global Education Outreach presents “MEXICO 2000”

At the Lubbock Arts Festival. On Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 7PM


Professional ballet folklorico dancing company
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

Admission: $10 for adults, children under 12 FREE.

Select-A-Seat Lubbock, 770-2000 or Select A Seat, Lubbock. Service fee included.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. General admission seating.
Complimentary entry to the Lubbock Arts Festival included with ticket purchase.

Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico performances are fast-paced and nonstop, featuring dances from different regions with their European, Afro-Caribbean, and South American influence. This includes Mayan/pre-Columbian dances that highlight the beauty, romance, and culture of traditional México.

Audiences will learn history of Mexican holidays and enjoy the most beautiful and representative dances, costumes, and music from México (Veracruz, Jalisco, the Mayans, Chiapas). During the interactive shows audiences will participate by clapping, yelling (cheers of joy/gritos), stomping, and even trying out steps with music on stage with hats, rattles, etc. Presentations are strictly focused to preserve and promote Mexican traditional heritage.

In the past 16 years Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico has presented more than 800 concerts and obtained 500 recognitions in several state and nationwide dance festivals. They have also received recognition from the City of Dallas, City of Garland, and Westchester County Board of Legislators in White Plains, New York.

Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico is directed by Alex & Mary Palencia. They have trained more than 500 dancers and teach to proudly present their traditional heritage in different venues. The dance company is currently based out of the Dallas Metroplex. For more information: Mexico2000

The evening will also include performances by local ballet folklorico and mariachi groups.

For more information: Lubbock Arts Alliance, 806-744-2787 or Lubbock Arts Festival

International Affairs