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Date:
September 15, 2019
Time:
3:00 PM
Location:
Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
Address:
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
Contact:
214.509.4911
Grupo Pakal
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Mayan Grupo Pakal

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Mayan dance group Grupo Pakal performs.

Grupo Pakal offers insight and new appreciation for the highly advanced Mayan culture through festive dance rituals and elaborate ceremonial regalia.

With a stunning wardrobe and elaborately feathered headdresses, each a handcrafted work of art, Grupo Pakal captures the essence of the advanced Mayan culture.  According to ancient tradition, each unique design utilizes natural materials including leather, shell, semi-precious stones, and exotic feathers.  Audiences of all ages are amazed and delighted by Grupo Pakal performances. 

Much of the contemporary rural population of the Yucatán Peninsula and Chiapas, in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, is Mayan by descent.  Contrary to the popular myth that the Mayan people "disappeared," millions still live in the region, and many still speak one of the Maya family of languages.

Artistic director Ricardo Alarcón's training in Mayan ceremonial dance was passed down from family tradition. A descendant of the Aztec Indians of Mexico, he represented Mayan culture for more than a decade at Xcaret, Mexico’s popular ecological park located in the Mayan Riviera.