Traditional Dances of Mexico

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The dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Mexico performed traditional dances of Mexico Thursday evening at Defiance Community Auditorium as part of Defiance Colleges Schomburg Series. The troupe was formed in 1972 by Jesus and Carmen Avila and includes third generation members of the family. Here, one dancer performs (left), decked out in pheasant feathers, while another plays a drum (right) to keep the beat.