Pacifico Dance Company’s spirited and joyful performance program features dances from many different parts of Mexico - a country with a colorful history, rich traditions and diverse population. Characteristics unique to each region are reflected in the music, footwork, skirt work, patterning styles, and costuming. Under the artistic direction of founder Adriana Astorga-Gainey, a first-generation American, Pacifico carefully preserves the traditional dance forms of the past, and creates works that vibrantly fuse the folk style with contemporary influences.
“It was a Mexican fiesta, a celebration where the spirit of our southern neighbor arose and joyfully danced around the full [to capacity] Ford Amphitheater of Hollywood. The Ballet Folklórico del Pacífico embodied that spirit, allowing it to reveal some of the truest nuances.” - Rosalba Ruiz, LatinoLA
Recommended grades: K-12
Length: 60 minutes