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May 7th, 2010
Travis Ballet Folklorico delights observers

050510folk1The Travis Elementary Ballet Folklorico added a little extra zing to Cinco de Mayo. Photos by Linda Contreras.

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The Travis Elementary School Ballet Folklorico performed at several community sites in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Performances took place at Hernandez Elementary School, the “big” HEB store, the San Marcos CISD Central Office and Texas State.

The dancers are under the direction of Connie Perez.

Ballet Folklorico is a pastiche of dances both native to indigenous Mexican Indian tribes and imported from other cultures to Mexico. Each area of Mexico has its own costumes and dances. The wide range of influences include elements of the Arab, African, German, Dutch, and even Asian cultures. The result is moving, colorful performances that speak of the “melting pot” of Mexico.

050510folk3Folklorico dancers performing on Cinco de Mayo.

050510folk4Some talented fellows dancing amidst the merchandise.

050510flk5The girls use the colorful skirts as a dancing expression.

050510folk2Your price after coupon? $1.87. Travis Elementary Ballet Folklorico? Priceless.

050510folk5The smiling faces of the dancers of Travis Elementary’s Ballet Folklorico.

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