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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 […]