Metropolitan Theater in Medellin, Colombia Hosts Ballet Folklorico

by marcus

in Medellin News | Blog

Folk Music in Colombia (Cumbia)

Folk Music in Colombia (Cumbia) | Photo by Leopoldo Esteban

The Metropolitan Theater in Medellin, Colombia will be the site of dance, theater, music and videos this Thursday, September 16th as the Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia brings its award winning show to Medellin. Continuing on the heels of success that it received in Bogota at the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater including awards from Ministry of Culture, the group will incorporate the history of the country into a collaboration of various musical styles including tangos, milongas, salsa and hip-hop.

“People were very happy and we were enthusiastically received. Most of the audience was Bogota. This is not a show made just for country but for all audiences,” said Juan Camilo Maldonado, artistic director general Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia.

The most important moments in the history of Medellin, from its founding until today, will be recreated on the stage. There will be a choreographic moment to remember the quiet Aburra Valley originally inhabited by Nutabes and other tribes. There will also be hip-hop songs represented by the younger generation of Medellin who are tired of so much violence.

To complement dancers and musicians, the show also has two big video screens. The largest measures ten meters by ten meters and covers the entire front of the stage, allowing a complete view of images portraying the city of Medellin.

For more information regarding the Metropolitan Theater in Medellin including upcoming scheduled events, visit us at Discover Colombia.

Photo Credit by Leopoldo Esteban

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