Young Audiences of Houston Presents:
The Essence of Mexico

Travel south of the border with Mixteco Ballet Folklórico! The group presents dances from the Northern state of Nuevo Leon, which were first brought to Mexico from European countries such as Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

In the state of Veracruz, the “Zapateados”, or footwork, are very intricate and reminiscent of the Flamenco dances from Spain. The group’s final numbers are from the state of Jalisco, where the Mariachi music is believed to have originated. The dynamic sounds of trumpets, violins and guitars come alive, as the dancers make their grand entrance.

Next, the Mexican cowboys known as “Charros” dance their way onto the stage, with their wide brimmed “sombreros”.

In closing the show, the group performs their final number, “The Jarabe Tapatío”, or better known around the world as The Mexican Hat Dance. ¡Víva México!

Download the curriculum guide here

Young Audiences of Houston’s mission is to educate and inspire children through the arts, to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum, and to advance the field of arts in education through teacher professional development training and community partnerships.

All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

Daytime performances are non-ticketed and seating is done on a first come, first served basis. If you are a large school group, please fill out our School Group Attendance Form here.

We thank you for your cooperation.

The show goes on rain or shine.

All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
11:00 am (1h)