Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

by Duncan Tonatiuh


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As a child, Amalia Hernández watched a group of dancers in the town square. The way they stomped and swayed and moved to the rhythm of the beat inspired her. She knew she would become a dancer one day.
Amalia studied ballet and modern dance under the direction of the best teachers in the world, but she never forgot the folk dance she’d seen long ago. After scouring the Mexican countryside and witnessing the dances of many cultures, Amalia gathered them all, along with ballet and modern dance, and launched her own dance company, a group that became known as Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, the Mexican Folkloric Ballet.
Through his expressive art, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh explores the life of one of the most famous dancers and choreographers in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419725326
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 297,002
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Duncan Tonatiuh’s books have won numerous awards: Diego Rivera won the Pura Belpré Illustration Award; Pancho Rabbit won two Pura Belpré Honor awards, for illustration and narrative; Separate Is Never Equal won the prestigious Sibert Honor Award; and Funny Bones won the Sibert Award. He lives in Mexico.

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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!