Opening night Feb. 11 in Edinburg

  Thursday, February 10, 2022
  Around Campus, Community

By News and Internal Communications

By Zeidy Garza

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Ballet Folklórico presents its annual concert series, Alegría 2022, with six shows at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg.

Alegría brings to life Mexico’s beautiful art of folk dance. An energetic and spirited cast of 40 dancers, 15 musicians, colorful costuming, dramatic and exciting choreographies are supported by special theatrical lighting and lively music. A history of Mexico’s folk dance is unveiled through original works and choreographies of invited guest artists from a variety of Mexican states and regions.

Ballet Folklórico is under the direction of Miguel Angel Peña Caballero, and Zeidy Enedy Garza, production director.

Opening night will be on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with public concerts scheduled Feb. 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Feb. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

The dancing group will also perform two shows on Feb. 11 and 18 at 10 a.m. for public and private school students and teachers at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex. Tickets are $5 per student, teacher or sponsor. Teachers interested in attending should call the Dance Office to request a reservation form.

Tickets will be available at the PAC Box Office one hour prior to each event. Tickets prices are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $5 for children.

For more information about the Ballet Folklórico UTRGV, contact the Dance Office at (956) 665-2230.



The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.