A ballet company preserving Mexico’s essence through dance

Americas Now

Folkloric Ballet is a cultural representation of Mexico first created by choreographer Amalia Hernandez in 1952. She was a classically-trained ballet dancer who focused on Mexican folk dance.

Amalia combined the two and formed what’s now the largest and most respected Mexican dance company in the world.

Her daughter, also a ballet dancer, has made it her life’s work to keep her mother’s legacy alive. Viviana Basanta is the Artistic Director of Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet.

Viviana launched her own dance company called “Mexico On The Move.” It offers the public a new artistic and modern approach to Mexico’s folk dances.

Viviana is this week’s Urban Voice on “Americas Now.”