Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Returns to the Auditorium Theatre’s Historic Stage
Celebrating their 70th anniversary with company classics and audience favorites!
February 12 @ 7:30PM and February 13 @ 3PM
One-hour student matinee on February 14 @ 11AM
(CHICAGO, IL) – The Auditorium Theatre presents Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, celebrating their 70th anniversary. One of the most famous and celebrated companies in the world, this Auditorium Theatre Visiting Resident Company brings the culture, music, dance, and costumes of Mexico to Chicago on February 12 and 13. The company will also perform a one-hour student matinee on Monday, February 14 for grades K-12.
“We are honored to once again bring Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández back to Chicago,” said Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan. “Not only are these performances cherished by the city’s Mexican community, they are also a must-see for any dance fan.” With “whirling, kaleidoscopic splendor” (Boston Globe), the company journeys from the ancient Aztec era to modern day through dances inspired by rituals, revolutions, and festivals. Featuring the renowned choreography of company founder Amalia Hernández, who “brought a brilliant visual and theatrical sense to her dances” (The New York Times) and live music provided by the Ballet Folklórico de México ensemble.
Saturday, February 12, 2022 @ 7:30PM
Sunday, February 13, 2022 @ 3PM
One-hour student matinee: Monday, February 14, 2022 @ 11AM
Student Matinee tickets (for K-12 groups of 10 or more people) are $12 and are available by phone at 312.341.2300. Inquiries regarding Student Matinee tickets may also be submitted online here.
Ballet Folklórico de México is part of the Auditorium Theatre’s International Dance Series offering a20% discount when you add the show to a subscription. The International Dance subscription includes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispánico, and Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg. Ballet Folklórico de México may also be added to the Auditorium Theatre’s “Create Your Own” Series subscription offering a 15-25% discount. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more people are also available.
The Auditorium Theatre offers $15 student rush tickets to full-time college students and $5 tickets to young people ages 13-19 with Urban Gateways’ Teen Arts Pass program. The Auditorium also offers a Student Savings Club for both college and high school students. The Auditorium Theatre’s ADMIT ONE program offers complimentary tickets to Chicago-area community groups.
The Auditorium Theatre is fully committed to the health and safety of our patrons and our staff. For this event, patrons 5 and over are REQUIRED to show proof of vaccination at the door. Guests under 5 may gain entry by wearing a mask at all times when not eating and drinking. All guests must wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Click here for the most current safety protocols.