Sones de Mi Tierra share the sounds of their land
For five women in Des Moines, Folklorico dancing lets them share the beauty and creativity of their culture.
The halls of Bergman Academy swirled as a sea of flowy fabric and bold color. Mexican Folklorico dancers floated and spun amongst children, fanning out their long, wide skirts. The dancers had invited students to join them in their performance, sharing with them traditional Mexican dresses and headwear. The children danced with dramatic flair, lifting the hems of their skirts and stretching out their arms to let the folds of their dresses cascade and twirl around their bodies.
The Folklorico group, Sones de Mi Tierra, performed for Bergman Academy as part of the school’s annual