Cinco de Mayo performance at Way Library

Posted Apr 29th, 2014 by Rose Mills  Category: Arts & Entertainment


In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, El Corazon de Mexico will perform folkloric dances from the Mexican States of Guerrero, Campeche, Baja California and Jalisco. El Corazon de Mexico is a Toledo based folkloric dance company established in 1996 by Director Elaina Hernandez.

This free performance is open to the public and will take place on Monday, May 5th at 7pm at Way Public Library in Perrysburg, Ohio. Special refreshments will be served for this festive occasion.

“El Corazon de Mexico” demonstrates the beauty and charm of the culture in performing from a repertoire of over 100 dances. Mexico is made up of 31 states. Each state has a unique style of music, dance and costume. Each performance gives the audience a taste of the variety within this art. “El Corazon de Mexico” consists of over 40 dancers ranging in age from 6 to 33 years.

In 1996, “El Corazon de Mexico”, which translates as “The Heart of Mexico”, was founded by director Elaina Hernandez. Elaina is a 27-year veteran of Mexican Folkloric Dance. She has studied under Maestro Carlos Vega of Mexico, Director Sam Cortez of Chicago, Instructor Rene Cardoza of Chicago, Instructor Placido Lopez Guerrero of Colima, Mexico and Director Bladimir Bravo of San Antonio. Elaina has been directing and choreographing for over 20 years.

A sincere desire to learn both Mexican dancing and tradition, along with dedication to hard work and weekly practice throughout the entire year, are asked of all dancers. In return they receive a new awareness of their heritage, good leadership skills and an education in both the history and culture of Mexico. Their many talents come together to create a beautiful and exciting performance.

“El Corazon de Mexico” was featured at a performance at Walt Disney World in Florida on December 27, 2007 and performs at festivals, cultural celebrations, parties, weddings, civic and religious functions and other events.

For information concerning the group please visit their website at

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