SOURCE: The Children's Foundation

The Children's Foundation

April 19, 2011 13:10 ET

The Children's Foundation Presents the Spectacular "Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos," All the Way From Manzanillo, Mexico

LOVELAND, CO--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - The Children's Foundation presents "Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos," an incredible 30 member youth music and dance troupe, from Manzanillo, Mexico performing May 1 through May 8, 2011, in northern Colorado, benefiting the children's home "Casa Hogar Los Angelitos."

Rescuing children and youth from situations of abuse, extreme poverty, and abandonment is the purpose of Casa Hogar Los Angelitos. These children receive full time care with the focus on their healing and development in all aspects.

The youth performing range in age from 12 to 19 and have performed before audiences of thousands throughout Mexico and Colorado. Many of the performers are from the children's home. "Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos" is part of the educational program and all of these youth must maintain high scholastic grades to participate. Many of their personal stories are as inspiring and incredible as their talent.

The precision and physical endurance requires extensive hours of practice and discipline and combines the classic art of dance with deeply rooted traditions. The performances range from the pre-Hispanic dances of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations to modern day songs and dances from the states of Mexico.

The musical group, Los Soneritos, ranging in age from 12 to 16, was formed to preserve and share the traditional music. They play 27 different instruments, many which are handmade in the original style.

The mission of Casa Hogar Los Angelitos is to rescue and provide a solid foundation and opportunity for each child to helping them become successful and productive citizens, breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse. Casa Hogar Los Angelitos provides academic tutoring, public education and the opportunity to learn life skills.

You will not want to miss this accomplished, elegant and proud performance representing a rich and colorful culture.

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