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Photo gallery: Ouroboros, a reinvention of Mexican folk dance

House Local News Photo gallery: Ouroboros, a reinvention of Mexican folk dance

UTRGV folk dancers perform ‘Tarimas’ during the presentation of the Ouroboros Dance Concert at the UTRGV PAC Center on Sunday June 5, 2022 in Edinburgh. (Delcia Lopez | [email protected])
A scene from the Ouroboros performance at the UTRGV PAC Center on Sunday June 5, 2022, in Edinburgh. (Delcia Lopez | [email protected])
Folk dancers from the UTRGV perform ‘Salsa’ during the Ouroboros performance on Sunday June 5, 2022 in Edinburgh. (Delcia Lopez | [email protected])
Folk dancers from the UTRGV perform ‘Piquillos’ during the Ouroboros performance on Sunday June 5, 2022 in Edinburgh. (Delcia Lopez | [email protected])
UTRGV folk dancers perform ‘Master of Tides’ during the Ouroboros performance on Sunday June 5, 2022 in Edinburgh. (Delcia Lopez | [email protected])
Ouroboros is the creation of Miguel Angel Pe–a Caballero, the director of the UTRGV Ballet Folkl—rico. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected])
The name, Ouroboros, is an ancient Greek word meaning destruction and rebirth. It is usually depicted as a circular symbol of a dragon or serpent devouring its own tail. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected])
“We’re trying to reinvent Mexican folk dance into something more globalized,” Pena said. “We try to cultivate the Rio Grande Valley to show something different. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected])
Dancing in a mix of Spanish flamenco and Irish jigging, all to the soundtrack of “Round Table Revival” by Lindsey Sterling. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected])
Tirzah Claus was a guest choreographer for a performance called “Soul”, which saw a fusion of Folklórico Zapateado with f​lamenco. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | [email protected])
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Delcia Lopez is a photojournalist at The Monitor, she can be reached at [email protected] or 956-683-4851

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