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23 years of dance with Ballet Folklorico

An audience of more than a thousand turned out for a show-stopping 23-year- anniversary performance of the BYNC Ballet Folklorico program, Sunday, Nov. 19. Held at Harris Theater in Millennium Park, the dances reflected the traditional culture of Mexico’s folk dance with choreography inspired by folkloric dances native to Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Michoacán, Tabasco […]

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Ballet Folklorico dancers win big in national competition

Two busloads of BYNC Ballet Folklorico dancers brought home more than a dozen awards from the 2016 ACADEZ (Academia de la Danza Amalia Hernandez) National Folklorico/ Contemporary Dance Competition in early April. Around 100 dancers from across the Southwest Side participated in the competition, which was held in San Antonio April 8-9 at the Scottish […]

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Ballet Folklorico celebrates two decades of culture

On Sunday, Nov. 23 the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council’s Ballet Folklórico will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a grand performance at the Harris Theater. In the last two decades the Ballet Folklórico has been known for its precision, professionalism and style. In this interview, the leader behind this ensemble shares details of the […]

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Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico Wins “Best of the Best” Title in International Competition

When the members of the Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico decided to make the drive down to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the annual ACADEZ Folklórico Competition, they had no expectation to win the top prize. “We were happy to just have the opportunity to participate,” said Salvador Cisneros, the director of the […]

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Recap and Photos: Carrera de los Muertos 5K Race

Dressed in traditional Dia de los Muertos garbs reminiscent of La Catrina, runners zoomed through the streets of Pilsen and University Village for the fifth annual Carrera de los Muertos 5K race on Saturday, Oct. 29. Both individuals and families gathered in front Casas Charter School on 16th and Paulina to start and finish the […]