LEYENDA Dance company is a Riverside California Mexican Ballet Folklorico group that teaches local ballet folklorico classes to Children 5 years old and up, Teenagers, Young adults and Adults.
Our group performs local Ballet Folklorico Shows in Weddings and Corporate Events as well as Theater shows, television shows, Hollywood films and Commercials for TV.
We serve the Riverside County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and International Tours Around the world: (Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, France, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, etc) HIRE OR JOIN our group.
Our Ballet Folklorico group has been doing business for 13 years. Over 800 students have taken classes in that period of time.
LEYENDA Ballet folklorico has been a trend setter in the Mexican Ballet Folklorico field with signature movements like the plato turns pivoting on a "V" shaped arm stand. Another Leyenda ballet folklorico signature move is the Zapateados con volados so high that male dancers seem to float on the air when taking pictures of this in slow motion. "The male dancers kick so high" many say about our group. This is because as we developed our signature style in 2005 we wanted to give a wow factor. We wanted to bring pride and recognition to the genre and from our very traditional beginnings, that third year was the year in which we came out with our own "Flavor". If you see one of our shows you will also notice that women in our group bend lower than usual and they do body rolls incorporated into faldeo movement. In summary: our style is very performing arts and features a wide range of motion for the same traditional steps.
What is Ballet Folklorico?
Ballet folklorico is the modern interpretation of mexican ethnic dances. Mexican folk dance originated centuries ago from pre-hispanic times to date.
Mexico is divided by 32 states. Each state features subdivisions, and some of the bigger states are known to have up to 16 sub-regions. Beyond that, Mexican traditional dance is also classified in chronological order beginning from the pre-conquest such as Aztec dances to colonial time dances, mestizo dances, French intervention dances and latter the mexican revolution dances.
Our Ballet Folklorico group has a repertoire of 70 songs and 14 regions that can be put together in a custom Theater show for a hiring theater presenter.
The combination of regional subdivisions and chronological styles results in an immense variety of dances that a Ballet Folklorico dance company can research, choreograph and teach to students. In this way, the preservation of mexican traditional dances is possible, through our local Ballet Folklorico classes, serving Riverside County and Southern California.
LEYENDA Dance Company Ballet Folklorico is based on academic research, travels through Mexico, interviews with the local master teachers, researchers and create our own style to teach in our local ballet folklorico classes serving Riverside and surrounding counties.
We produce our own choreography based on our research for theater shows, TV shows and corporate events in Southern California
HIRE US TO DANCE IN YOUR PARTY OR MEDIA PRODUCTION (951) 642-1867
STATISTICS AND AWARDS:
INTERNATIONAL DANCE TOURS:
Ballet Folklorico Documentary on Mun2 TV about dance tour to China 2009
MOVIE with Ben Stiller, Robert Deniro will air 2011
MOVIE "Hop" will air 2011
BALLET FOLKLORICO AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS:
“Most Enthusiasm and effort” Award 2004 and 2005.
• “Determination and Vision” (Robert Kathib) Award 2005
• “Image Award” 2005
• Gold Awards 2004-2005 (Service to the Community)
• Two Platinum Awards 2005 (Service to the Community.)
• 15 times on TV (PBS, Univision, Telemundo, MUN2, 62, 22, 54) (International TV )
• Danced internationally and nationally
• Concert BANDA SINALOENSE "EL RECODO" 2009
• LAS VEGAS World Folk Dance Competition Showcase 2006
• CRISTINA SHOW (Channel 34 Univision) 2006
• National Association of Folk Groups participant 2004, 2005
• Danzantes Unidos Festival participant 2005, 2006, 2007
• International Mariachi festival Participant 2006
• Mexican Congress of Folk Dance participant 2005
• International cultural exchange 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
• PECHANGA CASINO 2007
• MOROGO CASINO 2007
• BEVERLY HILLS Gala 2007
• Riverside Dickens Festival 2007 2008
• Multicultural Youth Festival Riverside 2005, 2006, 2007
• Fiesta Broadway Los Angeles Ca.
• Metropolitan Museum of Art Riverside, Ca. 2007
• Concert BANDA SINALOENSE "EL RECODO" 2009
LINKS TO Folklorico VIDEOS:
LINKS TO Folklorico "LEYENDA" PHOTOS: www.facebook.com/folklore.mexicano
FOR BOOKING INFORMATION:
LEYENDA DANCE COMPANY
Folklore Mexicano Academy
LEYENDA Dance company Ballet Folklorico is geared towards performing arts stages and large media productions and theater presenters.
LEYENDA has shared the stage with Banda El Recodo, Pedro Fernandez, Los Oroscopos De Durango, Mariachi Sol De Mexico and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, Los Temerarios, Pepe Aguilar, Ezequiel Peña, etc
LEYENDA has also been featured in over 30 television programs. A documentary was made in 2009 during Leyendas’ first international tour in Hong Kong, China by MUN2. Leyenda has also been casted to present Ballet Folklorico in movies such as “Little Fockers” and “Hop”.
With experience performing in international venues such as France, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and Dubai, Leyenda continues to strive to bring the mexican folklorico culture to audiences around the world.