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Ballet Folklórico UTRGV presents Alegría 2016

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JAN. 22, 2016 – The Ballet Folklórico UTRGV will present its annual concert series, Alegría 2016, with six shows on both the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses.

The opening night show will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the PAC Box Office one hour prior to the event. For advance ticket information, contact the Dance Program office at (956) 665-2230.

Tickets prices are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $8 for children.

Public concerts continue on Feb. 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and with matinees Feb. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Ballet FolklóricoUTRGV also will perform two shows on Feb. 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. for public and private school students and teachers at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $3 per student, teacher or sponsor. Teachers interested in attending should call the Dance Office to request a reservation form.

Alegría Gira2016will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 for the Brownsville community, at the TSC Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be on sale at the TSC Performing Arts Center Box Office one hour prior to event.

Tickets prices are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $8 for children.

Alegría Gira brings to life Mexico’s beautiful art of folk dance. An energetic and spirited cast of 30 dancers, colorful costuming, dramatic and exciting choreographies are supported by special lighting and music. A history of Mexico’s folk dance is unveiled through original works and the choreography of invited guest artists from a variety of Mexican states and regions.

Ballet Folklórico UTRGVis under the direction of Program Director Francisco Muñoz, Artistic Director Miguel Angel Peña Caballero, and Production Manager Zeidy Enedy Garza-Peña.

Members of the 2016 Ballet Folklóricoare Marisol Abascal, Anthony Carrillo, Alejandro Casillas, Amy Castellanos, Karla Carbajal, Elizette Dávila, Fancy De León, Sergio De León, Anibal Flores, Abril Silva Galván, Kayren Garcia, Naileah Garza, Zeidy Garza, Uriel Góngora, Marisol Guerrero, Ángel Hernández, Jose Izaguirre, Aracely Longoria, Jennifer Lozano, Amanda Meda, Hanss Mujica, Perla Olivo, Marco Antonio Quiroz, Daniela Rios, Guillermo Rivas, Lillian Rodríguez, Brandon Salinas, Gabriela Salinas, Estephania Sandoval, Anthony Soto, Susan Tristán, Mónica Vargas and Jasleen Vélez.

For more information about the Ballet Folklórico UTRGV, contact the Dance Office at (956) 665

2230 or visit

SPECIAL CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT: Zeidy E. Garza-Peña, (956) 665-2230. Photos or a link to photos are available upon request.

UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications
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