Ballet Folklórico de México Comes To Schaefer Center (2018-11-09 15:56:37)

Appalachian State University’s performing arts series, “The Schaefer Center Presents…” continues its 2018-19 season with a performance by world-renowned ensemble Ballet Folklórico de México at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance and costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era.

With its permanent home at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, one of Mexico City’s most historic venues, the company has developed choreography for 40 ballets, composed of 76 folk dancers who have performed extensively across Mexico and abroad.

The company will also perform a matinee for K-12 students from 10 surrounding counties as part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs.

Tickets are $5 for students and children, $15 for local residents of Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties and $25 for adults.

The local resident discount with proof of residence in Watauga, Ashe or Avery counties is available when tickets are purchased over the phone or at the box office.

To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 800-841-2787, 828-262-4046 or visit