Baile Folklorico

Baile Folklorico

Baile folklórico, literally "folk dance" in Spanish, is a collective term for traditional Latin American dances that emphasize local folk culture. Each region in Mexico, the Southwestern United States and Central American countries is known for a handful of locally characteristic dances.

Mexico

Dances

The state of Jalisco, for example, is especially known for its "jarabe", "son" and "el baile de los sonajeros" which accompany its famous mariachi. The state of Nuevo Leon, with its great European influence, is known for its "polka" and "shotis." The state of Guerrero is known for its "sintesis" and "tixtla". Michoacán is known for its "huetamo" and “"Historia del Traje de la Mujer Michoacana",” a dance which depicts a local folktale Alegria. 1995. 5 March 2006 [http://www.alegria.org www.alegria.org] ] . Though the dances differ from region to region, the basic steps and style of dance are similar. Traditional "bailes" are characterized by a basic set of steps called "zapateadas" which involve percussive heel-stomping.

Costumes

Costumes in the southwest United States are characterized by denim and western shirts while costumes of the Federal District of Mexico reflect a stronger traditional Spanish influence and those of the Yucatán reflect indigenous traditions. ] In the folk dances of Northern Mexico, men generally wear black trousers, accented with a red tie and belt and a black wide-brimmed hat. Women wear brightly colored ruffled skirts trimmed with ribbons whose colors are local signifiers, shoes with heavy clog-like heels and ornate hair pieces [The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas: Volume 6 Central and South America. Dir. and Prod. Ohta, Horoaki, Katsumori Ichikawa, Yuji Ichihashi and Nihon Bikuta Kabushiki Kaisha. Videocassette. Multicultural Media, 1995. ] .

Popularity

Amalia Hernandez pioneered "baile folklorico" in the 1950s with her establishment of and leadership of the Ballet Folklorico Mexico. Additionally, she founded a school in Mexico City for the study and practice of classical and folkloric dance techniques. [ [http://www.midland.edu/foundation/news/cowan/balletfolklorico.php Past Cowan Event - Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez ] ]

Prior to the explosion in popularity among student and community groups, "bailes folklóricos" were (and currently are) performed as a part of large parties or community events. The mariachi musicians generally stand in a line at the back of the performance space and perform without written musical notation, while the dancers perform in couples in front of the mariachis.

Central America

Central America has many" bailes Folkloricos". One typical dance from Costa Rica is the Punto Guanacasteco.

References

{| class="wikitable"
-
*Loeffler, Jack. "La Música de los Viejitos: Hispano Folk Music of the Rio Grande del Norte". Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • folklórico — folclórico, ca o folklórico, ca adjetivo 1. Del folclore: baile folclórico, cantante folclórico, costumbres folclóricas. sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Uso/registro: coloquial. Persona que canta canción española: un programa …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Ballet Folklorico de Mexico — Concert program cover of performance of the ballet at the University of Michigan in 1963 Ballet Folklórico de México is a folkloric ballet ensemble in Mexico City. For five decades it has presented dances in costumes that reflect the traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • Ballet Folklórico Usach — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Santiago, conocido por su acrónimo BAFUSACH, es una entidad artística vocacional dedicada al estudio, conocimiento, práctica, proyección, aplicación y extensión del… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia es una compañía colombiana de danza escénica con sede en Antioquia. Contenido 1 Semblanza y Trayectoria 2 Reconocimientos en el mundo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Amalia Hernández — was a Mexican ballet choreographer and founder of the world renowned Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. She was a pioneer in developing Baile Folklorico. In 1952, Hernández founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet with only 8 dancers. By 1959 the ensemble… …   Wikipedia

  • Jarabe Tapatío — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Jarabe tapatio Orígenes musicales: Jalisco... Orígenes culturales: Prehispnico y español Instrumentos comunes: Violin, Trompeta …   Wikipedia Español

  • Folclore de Pomabamba — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El folclore de Pomabamba se caracteriza por ser rico en costumbres y danzas folclóricas que son expresiones vivas de nuestros pueblos. Aunque muchas de ellas se han extinguido, otras muchas se mantienen a pesar de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Căluşari — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Căluşari (/kə.lu ʃarʲ/) es la palabra rumana para designar a los participantes en un baile folklórico tradicional, el căluş , hoy en día existente especialmente en el sur de Rumanía. El baile se asemeja al baile… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tamborito — se puede referir a: Tamborito, un baile folklórico de Colombia. Tamborito, un baile folklórico de Panamá. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a través de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Luis Pereyra — Luis Pereyra. Luis Pereyra nació un (* 9 de julio de 1965) en la Provincia de Santiago del Estero, bailarín y coreógrafo contemporáneo relevante de Tango Argentino y Folklore de Argentina. Contenido …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”