Colorado State University - Pueblo presents Ballet Folklorico performance March 16


Colorado State University - Pueblo presents Ballet Folklorico performance March 16

PUEBLO – The newly established Ballet Folklorico at Colorado State University-Pueblo will present Showcasing Diversity through a Mexican Tradition: Dance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in Hoag Recital Hall. A $5.00 donation will go toward purchase of additional performance costumes, which will further their efforts to accept future performance opportunities in Denver, California, and Chihuahua, Mexico CSU-Pueblo students will be admitted free with student identification.

The performance, directed by Director Dora Luz Cobián-Klein and Artistic Director Iskra Merino Martínez, will feature CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico, a student organization that includes both student and staff performers), community group Omawari (high school students from the Pueblo area), as well as Chávez-Huerta Preparatory K-12 Mariachi-Aguila. This performance is sponsored by a Student Organization Funding Grant, a Diversity Initiatives Grant, and by the office of the Dean of the College for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Cobian-Klein said the performance will include dances from the Mexican states of Tamulipas, Oaxaca, Nuevo Leon, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Veracruz, and Jalisco.

“As an Hispanic Serving Institution, we felt strongly that CSU-Pueblo should have a performance group such as this to represent us in the community, the state, and internationally,” Cobian-Klein said. “It will allow us to showcase diversity on campus, while assisting with recruitment and retention efforts.”

She has heard numerous stories from students who enrolled at CSU-Pueblo to dance with the troupe, and who have stayed in college because of the supportive family atmosphere the group provides for them.

“The performers are all hard-working, dedicated volunteers, who are proud to represent the University with this art form,” she said.  

For more information on the performance or membership in the troupe, contact Cobian-Klein at  doraluz.cobian@colostate-pueblo.edu or (719) 549-2537.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.