NEW BC Student Club Specializing in Mexican Dance to Hold Fundraiser Performance

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Ballet Folklórico Ritmo y Sabor group at Bakersfield College will hold a performance Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise funds for members to purchase new dance attire and train with expert dancers from Mexico in March.

The group is new this year to BC and specializes in traditional dance styles and traditions from Mexico. It aims to promote and preserve the culture, art, and history of the regions of Mexico through the art of dance. The group welcomes cultural diversity and is open not only to students but any community member who is at least 13 years old.

The upcoming performance is called Arriba Norte and will be held at the indoor theater of the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center at BC. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the performance is from 7 to 9 PM Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

The event features four groups from throughout the San Joaquin Valley:

  • Las Damas del Valle, a women's group from Porterville, will perform music from the region of Northern Mexico.
  • Estrelares Grupo Folklorico from Turlock will perform dance from the region of Sinaloa.
  • BC's Ballet Folklorico Ritmo y Sabor will perform dances from Northern Mexico and Chihuahua.
  • Teocalli Culture Academy from Fresno will perform a historical timeline of the evolution of dance from Northern Mexico.