About the 2019 Mexican Pavilion Performers

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The “Ballet Folklórico de Veracruz” under the general direction of Ángel Ciro Silvestre García and the artistic direction of José Demetrio Fernández Morales, was founded in 1990. On several occasions, they have represented Mexico in international events hosted in Venezuela, Spain, France, the United States, Italy, Singapore, and Canada. They have been recipients of many distinctions including the Youth Dance Award granted by the Veracruz State Government, the Veracruz Youth Institute and the Ministry of Education and Culture in Mexico.

Their artistic program specially staged for Folklorama is a choreographic expression of how Mexicans imagine, reflect and live dead. This show aims to illustrate how, since the pre-Hispanic era, the Mexican imagination, resulted in the creation of countless images of death as a celebration of life. You will also appreciate La Catrina by Jose Guadalupe Posada, the funeral of a child in la Huasteca de Hidalgo, Frida Kahlo, Memories of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, and the day of the dead traditions from Michoacán.