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Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia at the Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Ballet folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Colombia delighted the audience at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut with a cultural feast for the senses sponsored by the Namaskaar Foundation and World on Stage.

 

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, ColombiaOn Sunday, February 26, 2012, we felt as if we were magically transported to the country of Colombia by the Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia consisting of an eight piece band, singer, and 20-person dance ensemble, through their interpretation of dances that included folklore, traditional, ritualistic, cumbia, and salsa, as well as authentic music to capture the beauty, the spirit, and the culture of Colombia.

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Singer - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia 

Established in 1991 by Albeiro Roldón Penagos, the "Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia is a Colombian cultural ambassador to the world, dancing for the country, the universe and above all to life ... with love. Since its inception, the ensemble has danced throughout the world, earning many awards and honors including being invited to represent Colombia in 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games, and winning a Gold Medal for Stylized Folk Olympics in Dijon, France in 1998."

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

Making their first United States tour, it was an electrifying evening with the singer and band playing on stage against a backdrop of continually changing dramatic scenery of Colombia that provided the ambience for the dances.

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

The costumes were stunning, vibrant colors that reflected the spirit of the dances taking the audience on a tour of the country with the dance of the fishermen; the ritualistic worship of the sun with the dancers dancing among tall stone carvings; to the Caribbean and its indigenous people, on to the Atlantic region and to the excitement of Carnival, to the river basin, and to celebration of the harvest season.

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

When the band invited the audience to stand up, wave their arms in the air in time to the music, and join in and sing if they knew the words, the Palace Theatre was filled with positive energy and enthusiasm. For those of us whom did not know the words, we got into the rhythm, danced in place, and for a few lovely moments, we were transported to Colombia, celebrating its heritage, history, and culture. ¡Viva!

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

"Namaskaar Foundation was founded in 1988 with a specific goal to promote, preserve and raise greater awareness and appreciation for the traditional performing arts and culture of India, among Indians and American friends through, a superior presentation of Music, Dance and Theatre from all regions of India." 

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

"World on Stage is the result of an initiative started in 1999 by the Namaskaar Foundation in its continued effort to build a new audience, and share and exchange the cultural heritage of the world by presentation of traditional Music, Dance and Theatre from around the World."

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

For information on World on Stage, and other upcoming performances, please visit the website: www.WorldonStage.org.

Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia - Photo by Luxury Experience
Performers - Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia Colombia

For information on the Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, please visit the website: www.BFDA.org/en.

For information on the Palace Theatre and upcoming performances, please visit the website: www.SCALive.org.

The Palace Theatre is conveniently located to New York, and is only a 46-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal in New York to Stamford, Connecticut.

Palace Theatre Stamford, CT, USA

Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
United States
Box Office Telephone: +1-203-325-4466
Website:        
www.SCALive.org  

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