Weber State Hosts Free Performance of Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara

OGDEN, Utah – After two years of virtual performances, México en el Corazón is resuming international touring for Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara and Mariachi Femenil Estrella de México, with a free performance for the community at Weber State University’s Browning Center Austad Auditorium, June 8 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available online at weber.edu/browningpresents or by visiting Weber State’s Community Education Center (2605 Monroe Blvd., Ogden) or Rancho Markets (905 26th St., Ogden).

México en el Corazón, which has been performing for seven years, is internationally recognized for preserving and spreading the traditions and dances of Mexico in venues throughout North America. This year’s tour includes stops in Las Vegas, Portland, Denver and California. 

Local venues provide support to make each performance free to the community. The Ogden stop is sponsored by the Ogden College Town Coalition, Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement (LUPEC), Rancho Markets Ogden, and Weber State’s College of Arts & Humanities Browning Presents!

“Weber State is honored to host Guadalajara’s Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Femenil Estrella de México for another stunning performance, said WSU President Brad Mortensen. “At Weber State, we promote belonging, creativity, uniqueness and self-expression. We are excited to promote those qualities as México en el Corazón shares its rich traditions and dances with our community.”

The North American Institute for Mexican Advancement (NAIMA) sponsors Guadalajara's Ballet Folclórico and Mariachi Femenil Estrella de México with the goal of building bridges between countries and improving the lives of the Mexican community across North America through educational, civic, social and economic development initiatives.

Luis Lopez, executive director for community education and outreach with WSU's Division of Online & Continuing Education, said that Ogden and the northern Utah community are sure to benefit from the world-renowned dance group and mariachi group’s visit.

"All cultures win with this presentation," he said. "This event will resonate throughout our great community. It will elevate Hispanic cultural pride while helping other groups appreciate the best that Mexico has to offer." 

Weber State is committed to building vibrant community relationships with a focus on equity and inclusion. As part of the visit, local talent will join the show, helping integrate the immigrant community.

“México en el Corazón will bring a rich cultural experience to those who attend,” said Deborah Uman, dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. “Their talent and goals align perfectly with the vision of Browning Presents!”

For more information and free tickets, visit weber.edu/browningpresents

About Browning Presents!:

Browning Presents! is offered to the community through the generous support of the Browning Foundation. As an industrialist, Val A. Browning made his fortune in his family’s  business. His passion for arts and education, combined with a generous philanthropic spirit, contributed immensely to the cultural, social and economic development of Utah. To enhance cultural richness and performing arts education along the northern Wasatch Front, the program features public performances and educational residencies of artistic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines.


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Contact:

Luis Lopez, Community Education and Outreach executive director 
801-626-7911 • luislopez@weber.edu

Author:

Allison Barlow Hess, Public Relations director