The Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG) Ballet Folklorico is gearing up for another summer season of exciting performances at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara. The 10-show folk dance season starts on Sunday, July 6.
This year’s repertoire takes in dances from the states of Veracruz, Michoacan, Guerrero and, of course, Jalisco, with its breathtaking “La Negra,” “La Culebra” and “Jarabe Tapatio” finales.
Founded more than 50 years ago, the UdG Ballet Folklorico is renowned throughout the world and comprises 30 dancers and 25 singers and musicians. Competition for places is fierce. Many of the dancers begins their careers in the university’s children’s troupe at the tender age of seven or eight.
Performances are scheduled on all Sundays in July, as well as on August 17 ad 24, September 21 and 28 and October 5 and 12. Shows start promptly at 10 a.m. at the Degollado Theater. Tickets cost from 80 to 350 pesos. They are available at the theater box office, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx.