Join Dallas Historical Society for a discussion and cultural celebration with Pedro Perez II, and his dance company Alegre Ballet Folklórico! Perez, Alegre Ballet Folklórico founder and director, has been in Folklórico for 30 years. Born and raised in Oak Cliff, Texas, Pedro has always had a love for the artistry and beauty of Mexican and Latino Culture. Along with dance and choreography, Pedro has taken on the task of designing and making several of Alegre’s costumes. Pedro has been recognized for his work and collection of regional outfits and has begun to exhibit and discuss them. Outside of Alegre he has worked with TeCo Theatrical Productions as a costume designer, stage manager, and actor.
Alegre Ballet Folklórico has been committed to bringing the culture and history of Mexico through dance and music using traditional and creative elements. It has grown from a small backyard past time to an award-winning dance company that includes a vast record of performances in Oklahoma, Colorado, Hawaii, throughout the state of Texas, and some of which have gone as far as Zacatecas and Guanajuato, Mexico.
Alegre Ballet Folklórico will also be performing as Perez explains the dances and costumes.
View the exhibit Shared Border- A look at the shared cultures of Texas and Mexico that have helped shape the day to day lives of our two countries and the world.
Cost: $10 for DHS Members and $15 for Non DHS Members