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A Celebration of Mexican Culture and Cinco de Mayo


Introduction by Yloy Ybarra, Artistic Director of Ballet Fiesta Mexicana

Aztec Ceremonial Blessing to the Elements
Musicians: Benjamin Hidalgo, Alda Reuter, Yloy Ybarra
Dancers: Mariam Cortes, Cecilia Ortega

“We Are Happy People”
Geography and Costume Demonstration of Mexico regions with Yloy Ybarra

La Negra
Dancers: Cecilia Ortega, Alda Reuter, Yloy Ybarra

BALLET FIESTA MEXICANA under the artistic direction of Yloy Ybarra, are a group of teaching educators, who have worked for over 30 years in the NYC public schools with organizations like Symphony Space’s Global Arts in Latin America Studies, Young Audiences New York (YANY), Community Works, and Arts Connection, bringing dance to thousands of students. Mr. Ybarra is also the Artistic Director of Danza España, produces and directs the company’s annual performance seasons at the Thalia Spanish Dance Theater, and he leads Danza’s Flamenco Children’s Training Program, serving pre-teens and teens at The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Hudson Guild. He has performed with the companies of Maria Benitez, José Greco, Carlota Santana-Flamenco Vivo, and he has danced at the American Dance Festival, the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan and Dallas Operas.

Photo by Rahav Segev, dancers Cecilia Ortega and Yloy Ybarra

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The Global Arts: Cultural Heritage & Literacy Program is made possible by the generous support of the Howard Gilman Foundation, the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, the Michael Tuch Foundation, the Vidda Foundation, the Lemberg Foundation, and the Grodzins Fund.

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