Fandango Dancers

Upcoming Exhibition

Folklórico Espectacular featuring Amalia Hernández

Ballet Folklórico has a long history in Pueblo, with many different groups and troupes both dancing together and facing off in competitions through the years. This exhibit celebrates the origin of Ballet Folklórico in Mexico, its arrival in the United States, and the people who brought it to Pueblo where it remains a vibrant and celebrated tradition to this day. 

This exhibit will feature photos chronicling the life and performances of Mexican choreographer Amalia Hernández, who changed the scene of dance around the world thanks to her vibrant, colorful, and powerful performances emphasizing the diverse yet shared cultural arts of Mexico. She was one of the pioneers of Ballet Folklórico as an art form, and continues to be celebrated today.



A male mannequin wears a bright colored vest or tunic covered with sequins. On its head is a feathered headress with traditional mesoamerican patterns. Behind it, a wall mural depicts dancers of various traditions on a map of Mexico.
Amalia Hernández - Sones Antiguos de Michoacán.
A Folklórico group from Pueblo, CO demonstrating during the 1960s. The men sit on the ground with their hats off. The young women have their right fists raised in the air.
A small collection of dolls wearing several varieties of traditional Mexican ballet folklorico costumes.
A Folklórico group from Pueblo poses on stairs before a building. The girls are dressed in traditional dresses of many colors. The young men wear black embroidered suits and white hats.