El Ballet Folklorico
Nueatra Herencia of Lubbock, Texas is a non-profit organization founded
September, 1996. Under the direction of Debbie A. Rodriguez, the group
began with twelve dancers and three singers. It now has over twenty five
members from New Home, Slaton, Tahoka, Shallowater, Lubbock, and Wilson.
El Ballet Folklorico Nueatra Herencia has performed such function as weddings,
quinceaneras, jamaicas, and schools. Yearly performances for the dance
group include Lubbock's Fourth on Broadway, Competencia Folklorico del
mar in Corpus Christi, Texas, Viva Atzlan Dance Competition, Lubbock's
Arts Festival, Texas Tech Mexican-American Cultural Awareness Week (sponsored
by Texas Tech Hispanic Student Society), Sixteenth of September celebrations,
West Texas A&M University Canyon, Texas (sponsored by Omega Delta
Phi), and Lubbock's Broadway on Lights. The Ballet's first annual production
in May of 1998 was "La Batalla De puebla" commemorating Cinco
de Mayo followed by "El dia de los Muertos" in November of the
same year. The group has performed not only in Lubbock but in many of
the surrounding communities which include: Amarillo, Plainview, Littlefield,
Dimmitt, Brownfield, San Angelo, Snyder, Hereford, Canyon, Slaton, Morton,
Tahoka, and Lamesa.
May 5th 2003: Lining the
streets of Broadway on Saturday morning
were people, young and old, to enjoy
the sights and sounds of the Cinco de Mayo parade organized by Fiesta
del Llano, a corporation in Lubbock.
November 2002: Day of the Dead revives
customs of ancient culture
The citywide three-hour procession
also traveled to the Texas Tech School of Art for an exhibit created
by Tech students and to the Lubbock Re gional Arts Center for a
dance performance by El Ballet Folk lorico Nuestra Herencia, said
Jane Bell, director of special programs at the cultural center.
May 2002:Dance troup competes in Corpus
El Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Herencia
represented Lubbock in Corpus Christi's fourth Annual Buc Days Dance
Competition held April 25-27.