Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

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Overview

As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher-that is, until she saw dancers perform in her town square. She was fascinated by the way they twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. When she began to study dance, she studied many different types, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. But she didn't stop there. She also traveled throughout Mexico to learn its regional dances. Soon, she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. Her company then began performing all over the country- and soon all over the world-and became an international sensation that still tours today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781520082813
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he now lives. Tonatiuh's first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpre Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpre Illustration Award. Pancho Rabbit won two Pura Belpre Honor awards, for illustration and narrative, while Separate Is Never Equal and Funny Bones both won the prestigious Sibert Honor Award. Tonatiuh travels extensively in the U.S., visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores.

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress who performed as a lead with New York's Repertorio Espanol for ten years. Now also a voiceover artist, she narrated the documentary Children of Fate, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award, and she has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, including the Spanish version of Pulitzer Prize winner Enrique's Journey, for which she won an Audie.

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress who performed as a lead with New York's Repertorio Espanol for ten years. Now also a voiceover artist, she narrated the documentary Children of Fate, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award, and she has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, including the Spanish version of Pulitzer Prize winner Enrique's Journey, for which she won an Audie.

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he now lives. Tonatiuh's first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpre Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpre Illustration Award. Pancho Rabbit won two Pura Belpre Honor awards, for illustration and narrative, while Separate Is Never Equal and Funny Bones both won the prestigious Sibert Honor Award. Tonatiuh travels extensively in the U.S., visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores.

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Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jenna Grodzicki More than 1 year ago
Duncan Tonatiuh's masterful storytelling and signature illustrations are back in Danza! This is the biography of Amalia Hernandez, a renowned Mexican dancer and founder of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Any child who has ever dreamed of being a dancer will relate to Amalia's story. The back matter provides more information about Amalia and folkloric dance and includes a glossary and bibliography. 5 stars for this well written biography!