In celebration of International Dance Day, the Embassy of Mexico in Belize held a free dance show for the Belizean public. The Folkloric Ballet of Quintana Roo, a cultural group focused on expressing the native and traditional dances of the Mestizo culture, performed their cultural dances this evening. Love News visited the Mexican Cultural Institute in Belize City and spoke to the Director of the group, Rafael Poot about the event.
Rafael Romero Pot, Director, Ballet Folclórico, Quintana Roo Mexico: “It is very important for us here in Belize. We feel very comfortable with the attention we’ve received from the Institute of Culture of Mexico here in Belize. We are very grateful to Alberto Salamanca for the invitation the director of the institute. Today we come from Chetumal Quinta Roo Mexico to give a sample of what Mexican folklore is. We are going to present dances from the states of Guerrero, dances from the State of Hidalgo and of La Huasteca, we are also going to be presenting dances from the state of Veracruz. Celebration is very important because it is marking the international dance day today April 29. UNESCO established a day for all those groups and all those dancers that now have a day to celebrate these events that have to do with the International Day of Dance and we hope that people get a good impression of what Mexico folklore is, that they know a little bit about what is done in the artistic groups and folk groups that are done in Mexico especially here in Quintana Roo and that’s why we are here. We thank you very much on behalf of the government of the State of Quintana Roo on behalf of the Folclórico Ballet of the State of Quintana Roo and the Institute of Culture and the Arts of the State of Quintana Roo. We thank you very much for this invitation.