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LatinoLA | A&E :: 4 Generations: Son Mexicano in California Celebrated
"It will be such a beautiful sight to see our oldest dancer, 94-year-old Grace Regalado dancing next to our youngest dancer, 8-year-old, Mariana," said Virginia Diediker, co-founder of Ballet Folklorico Ollin.
"In our show, 4 Generations: Son Mexicano In California, that generational scene of beauty will be repeated over and over again with the young and older musicians, and the same thing will happen with our actors and dancers on stage throughout the show," she said, "We celebrate handing down our knowledge and love of the arts."
is one of the first people in California who has truly influenced generations about an entire genre of music and he
has taught hundreds of students as a professor at CSUN
and has performed internationally," said Diediker
In addition to honoring those artists who have paved the way, Diediker
said organizers hope the evening will draw attention to the challenges and struggles that exist today, including the fight for educational, cultural, artistic and literary freedom in Arizona.
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Virginia Diediker,Founder and Director of Ballet Folklorico Ollin
Mondavi Center > Events > Fiesta Navidad > Supplemental Information
Ballet Folklorico Ollin is a unique non-profit cultural organization founded in 1972 under the direction of Virginia Diediker.
...Virginia L. Diediker Virginia Diediker began her professional career with Ballet Folklorico de Graciela Tapia, which made several tours of the United States.Since 1972, Diediker has been the artistic director of the Ballet Folklorico Ollin.Her
responsibilities involve complete artistic production control of choreography, music coordination, and costume design.All aspects are executed with particular attention to authenticity. She
has conducted workshops and given lectures at many colleges and universities in the western United States.Fifteen years of participation in the annual Danzantes Unidos Steering Committee furthered her
commitment to the preservation of Mexican folklore on a national level.
The month of December in Mexico is filled with a myriad of regional fiestas.Some trace their roots to the customs of native Indians celebrating their various winter feast days.
Fiesta Navidad - Dec 9, 2002 - East County Performing Arts Center
Formed in 1972 by Virginia Diediker, Ballet Folkorico Ollin is dedicated to preserving Mexico's rich cultural heritage through music and dance.
LatinoLA | A&E :: Mexican Traditions Evolve Into New Art Forms In Los Angeles
"We have dancers that we've trained from the age of 5 to 95," said co-founder Virginia Diediker.