Ballet Folklorico Xyachimal Celebrates 11th Year
Ballet Folklorico Xyachimal will present its anniversary show, celebrating its 11th year, at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn road. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
The group performs traditional Mexican folk dances and provides opportunities for children and young adults to engage in activities that enhance culture, customs, traditions and pride in Mexican heritage.
In Mayan culture, “Xyachimal” (YAH chee mall) means “the god of youth.” Priscilla Rocha created Ballet Folklorico Xyachimal in January 2002 as an outlet for at-risk youth with the objective of presenting Mexican culture through traditional dance. Xyachimal began with a handful of members, but over a decade has grown to a cast of 80 dancers, ages 6 to their late 30s. The well-being of young people remains the group’s prime concern.
Those interested in the show can contact the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.