Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

Freedom New Mexico

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. This cultural event marks the final performance of Clovis Community College’s 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series.

Founded in 1985 by Maestro Hugo Betancourt, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz makes its home in the state capital, Xalapa, Veracruz.

The dance company has toured internationally, performing traditional folkloric dances as well as their Afro-Caribbean spectacular, “Carnaval Veracruzano.” The company has been the official representatives for the Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development for the State of Veracruz since 1986 and has given hundreds of performances across Mexico and the United States, South America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.

The show features regional dances of old Mexico and the music is performed live on authentic stringed instruments, punctuating the meticulous movement, colorful clothing and pulse established by the dancers.

Tickets may be purchased at the CCC Cashiers Windows, CAFB ITT Office, at the door the afternoon of the performance, or by calling 769-4035.

Fast Facts

What: Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Marshall Auditorium

Information: 769-4956 or visit