– Sunday August 2nd (7 pm – 9pm) – ADA SLAIGHT HALL
The Mexicans Folk Ballet created under de artistic direction of Jorge Zarate Tristan, is a Dance Company established with the goal of sharing and spreading the cultural roots of Mexico through shows based on the dynamism, aesthetics and polychrome of the Mexican folklore, in order to promote the love of the Mexican traditions and customs through the combination of dance and music supported by the great cultural heritage of Mexico.
Through an impressive display of dance styles, costumes and scenography, over 50 performers, including adults and youth, will take the stage to showcase the diversity of folklore and traditions that enrich Mexican cultural heritage.
Despite The Mexicans Folk Ballet short time, their Artistic Director Jorge Zarate Tristan has steered the group to gain recognition from the artistic community of Toronto. The Mexicans Folk Ballet was awarded the second place in the 2012 International Folk Dance Competition at the Chin Picnic Festival, in 2014 they participate in the Festival of Cultures in Guiyang, China, and for tree consecutive years they have been guest of honor at the Charm of Song and Dance Concert organized by the Academy of Servian Folk Dancing. They also received a nomination from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Vision Awards 2014 in the Arts and Culture category.
Sunday, August 2nd
Daniels Spectrum – Ada Slaight Hall – 585 Dundas St. East
General Admission $20+Tax
Children 12u & Seniors 65+: $15
About our Director
Started the practice of Mexican folk dance at age 6 in the children’s dance group of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. He was formed by professors as Rafael Zamarripa U of G, Miguel Velez professor at the University of Veracruz, and professor Jaime Buentello Bazan University of Nayarit. Jorge Zarate was a member of the research group of dance at Autonomous University of SLP, member of choreographic flamenco workshop Potosino Institute of Fine Arts, and a teacher and member of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez.