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‘Arts Alive!’ with Ballet Folklorico Mexico Feb. 8

Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Los Hermanos AvilFeb. 8 The University Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha.

Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Los Hermanos Avila Feb. 8 at The University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha.

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Updated: March 8, 2013 6:19AM

KENOSHA — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Arts Alive! cultural series returns Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. with the color and passion of Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Los Hermanos Avila, in the Main Stage Theatre of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, 900 Wood Road.

“What I love about Ballet Folklorico is the passion and fire they bring to the stage when they present their story through dance,” said Arts Alive Director Stephanie Sirovatka-Marshall.

Since its founding by Jesus Avila and his sister Carmen in 1973, the Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Los Hermanos Avila has introduced audiences to fascinating folklore and magnificent ceremonial rituals from the Mexican regions of Veracruz and Tamaulipas. The troupe has done this with lavish, flamboyant costumes and flowing headdresses.

Recognized throughout the United States and Mexico as one of the most exciting groups presenting the authentic regional dances of Mexico, through Ballet Folklorico, audiences discover the folklore of the Aztecs, the romantic lyrics of the Mariachi’s, and the heroes of the Mexican Revolution.

Tickets are $25.50 and $21 for students. For tickets, visit or call (262) 595-2307.

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