With the weather in Chicago continuing to drop, consider enjoying the warm and vibrant culture of Mexico City. Visit the Ballet Folkórico de México de Amalia Hernández presented by the Auditorium Theater. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Ballet Folklórico de México brings the rich music, dance, and stunning costumes of Mexico to Chicago.
The company journeys from the ancient Aztec era to modern day through dances inspired by rituals, revolutions, and festivals. The ballet allows you to travel through more than 60 regions of Mexico through electrifying performances. These performances celebrate the traditions of indigenous Mexican culture. The explosion of colors and movements creates a captivating living museum of culture.
Dancer and choreographer, Amalia Hernández, founded Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952. From a young age, she began to rescue traditional dances around Mexico. With more than 30 million viewers, Hernández’s Ballet Folklórico de México has become the best dance company in the world in its genre. Hernández’s artistic legacy stays alive with more than 120 elaborate dances, striking traditional costumes, and first-rate artists.
The company visits Chicago for two performances only, Saturday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday February 13th at 3:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (312) 341-2300, or at the Box Office at 50 E Ida B Wells Drive in Chicago, IL.
The Auditorium Theater requires proof of vaccination on visitors 5 years and older. Negative COVID-19 tests are no longer expected. Masks are required at all times when not eating and drinking.