Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center: Ballet Folklórico de Los Angeles
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! welcomes Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles in spectacular performances featuring regional traditions from Veracruz, Oaxaca and Jalisco, with updated medleys by Juan Gabriel and mariachi renditions of Disney songs including Un Poco Loco and A Tale as Old as Time. Members of Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar perform live music for dance and traditional favorites.
Founded in 2011 by Karli Montoya, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles has distinguished itself with creative collaborations and performances at high profile venues. In 2016, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles was featured on the cover of National Geographic Traveller UK. In 2017 the company collaborated with Mitu Network on a Mariachi remake video of Beauty and the Beast’s A Tale as Old as Time which went viral with more than 15 million views.
In 2018 Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles collaborated with Disney Studios on a magical performance in celebration of the Pixar film, Coco, at the D23 Expo with Benjamin Bratt, Mariachi Divas and the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. They performed at the Coco Premiere at El Capitan Theatre, and in Remember Me, on the 90th Annual Academy Awards alongside Natalia Lafourcade, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel.