City of Garland, TX

11/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 18:17

“Christmas in México” / “Navidad en México” presented by México 2000 Ballet Folklórico

Posted on: November 30, 2023

"Christmas in México" / "Navidad en México" presented by México 2000 Ballet Folklórico

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Granville Arts Center

300 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040

Ticket prices: General Admission: $20.00 Seniors and children under 6: $18.00 At the door: $25.00 To reserve call (214)384-2537 or (214)364-2629

For the 21st consecutive year, México 2000 Ballet Folklórico, under the direction of Mary and Alex Palencia, will be presenting the play "Christmas in México" or "Navidad en México" a Pastorela-Dance.

With more than 70 participants, this choreographic montage represents the birth of Jesus Christ, filled with a message of love. The symbolism of the Nativity will be represented in several episodes, including many traditional dance numbers like the annunciation, the hermit, the journey of Mary to Bethlehem, the devil and the angel with the shepherds, offerings, the little drummer boy, traditional Christmas songs and dances, the piñata, the three wise men, and joy to the world!.

During the December cold days, we cannot help but pay attention to the dynamics observed throughout Mexico and see people's enthusiasm and diligence by performing tasks in common: choose, create, or buy a special gift. This practice of giving goes back more than two thousand years, the time in which humanity received a demonstration of the existence of agape love, materialized through the birth of Jesus, to fulfill the prophecy of the old testament: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6). This baby was born in the village of Bethlehem, a humble place, where he received three gifts of wise men, which established a new tradition, a wonderful occasion at the origin of giving.

México 2000 Ballet Folklórico offers this gift to those who like dance and music, remembering the events around Christmas, wishing to the community that the birth of love bears fruits of joy, peace, harmony, and hope in their hearts.