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Hispanic Dance Program Highlights the Big Read

Las Estrellas Dancers

Colorful costumes and lively steps hightlight the dance group, Las Estrellas Folklorico de Oklahoma, as they perform at the Moore Public Library, 225 South Howard in Moore, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday April 13. The performance highlights and celebrates Hispanic culture and is one of several events scheduled at the library to complement this year’s national Big Read initiative featuring the book Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya.

Las Estrellas Folklorico de Oklahoma, winning statewide acclaim, is a dance group from Louis Rocco Youth and Family Center and will be performing several dances in the Mexican Mariachi tradition. Folklorico dances represent different geographical regions of Mexico and other Latin countries from which they originate; they are usually performed at holidays or festivals and have courtship themes, tell stories, or symbolically connect people with nature and the earth.< Some of the most popular performances include Jarabe Tapatillo and Maricumbe (Jalisco courtship dances) of Jalisco, Tortuga de Alinar (Turtle Dance) of Oaxaca, and La Bruja (The Good Witch) of Veracruz.

The whole family will enjoy the festive spirit of this special program. Authentic, flamboyant costumes and spectacular expression of music are part of every performance. No registration is required for this event.

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