These are some snippets of the various dances performed by the Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico at the Cinco de Mayo celebration last week at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. It was a hot day and we were on warm asphalt, but despite the heavy clothes, the dancers smiled the whole time. The dresses were beautiful. As you can tell by the amount of time I give to the first dance, the knife dance was my favorite.
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