Folklorico espectacular dazzles

June 2, 2012 • Local News

Roswell Folklorico performs its 19th annual Noche Espectacular at the ENMU-R Performing Arts Center, Friday evening. Mark Wilson Photo

Roswell Folklorico brought vibrant colors and cultural music to the ENMU-Roswell Performing Arts Center on Friday, presenting traditional dances and costumes from seven regions during the group’s 19th annual Noche Espectacular. Fifty-eight dancers from the ages of four to 80 entertained an exuberant crowd, and helped to preserve Mexican heritage with more than 20 performances.

The show began with a tropical dance from Veracruz that was choreographed by Sweet Leilani’s, featuring dancers dressed in white to reflect the culture of the coastal state.

“They wear a lot of white because it’s very hot down there, so the white reflects the sun,” explained Frank Herrera, Folklorico director.

Dances from Jalisco brought an array of colors to the stage, as dancers twirled Login to read more

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