“Dance – that form of expression of human sensitivity which involves the confluence of rhythm, bodily movement and music – is both ancient and deeply engrained in Mexico and its history”.
On our second day of our Mexico trip, we chanced upon to see one of the top attractions of Mexico City – Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. In its 60th year, this ballet performance by beautiful dancers, in their colorful attires, and musicians enthralled us with their gyrating moves and foot-tapping music. The renowned ballet was conceptualized and founded by the famous Mexican dancer and choreographer, Amalia Hernandez, who attributed it to the Mexican folklore “which is not just coldly intellectual but rather something full of life”.
It was splendid Sunday evening spent at Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), an important cultural hub of Mexico City, which hosts several theatrical performances including this Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. This building in the Mexico City downtown is a magnificent example of architecture with finest murals inside and a art deco – a must visit. You must book the tickets atleast a day in advance, as tickets are mostly sold out on the day of the performance due to many tourists coming. Generally there are three shows in a week, one on Wednesday and two on Sunday (morning and evening) but it is advisable to check the event calendar.
When to Visit the Palace: There is a free guided tour of the main theater to see the stained glass curtain from Tuesday to Friday between 1 and 1:30 pm. Otherwise, it is open for visitors everyday from 10 am.
How to Reach: It is the heart of the city in the historic downtown. Nearest metro station is Bellas Artes.
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