Mexican folklore dance troupe to perform Tuesday

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Mexican folklore dance troupe to perform Tuesday

October 23, 2009

Alma Folklórica of Oklahoma, a Mexican folklore dance troupe from Guymon High School, will perform at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium.

 Alma Folklorica
Alma Folklorica will perform Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Northwestern. This Mexican dance troupe will begin its performance at 10:30 a.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public.

The troupe is under the direction of Teri Mora. Currently, there are 16 members in the group.

It was formed in January 2001 as part of the cultural exchange with sister city Foley, Ala. Because of the overwhelming success of the program, it is now offered as an arts credit in the high school curriculum. The group has advanced to the competition level, receiving many awards and honors, one of which is the Governor’s Arts in Education Award in 2003.

The group performs each year at various conferences, cultural events and school presentations throughout the state of Oklahoma. Trips to Alabama, their “home away from home,” are planned annually.

In partnership with professional choreographers, students have learned intricate footwork and costuming to continue to raise the level of professionalism represented by this group. Their repertoire includes dances from 16 different regions of Mexico with traditional costumes appropriate to each region.

For more information, contact Julie Barraza, international student advisor, at (580) 327-8435 or jabarraza@nwosu.edu.

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