Featuring Eugenia León
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles,
Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar
The History of Mexican-American/Chicana/o Folklorico and its strong roots in Mexican folklórico traditions and the Chicana/o Movement
Join us for a special pre-performance lecture with Diana Cabral, Advisor/Choreographer for Ballet Folklórico Aztlán de CSUN.
Kurland Hall (Located next to The Soraya Courtyard)
Nothing says “Happy Holidays, LA-style!” like the sound of mariachi and the swirling of folklorico dancers. Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles takes center stage at The Soraya, and Eugenia León, La Diva de México, brings her elegant, powerful vocals. She will be backed by LA’s own Mariachi Garibaldi.
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles was founded in 2011 by Kareli Montoya, and in a short time the dance company distinguished itself as the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company. They have shared the stage with celebrities from Morrissey to Pepe Aguilar, and were chosen by Disney Studios to create a performance in celebration of Pixar’s Coco, representing the film on the 2018 telecast of the Oscars.