Bolivia

Ballet Folklorico de La Paz

Prior to European colonization, the Andes region of Bolivia was part of the Inca Empire – the largest state in pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. During most of the Spanish colonial period, this area was called Upper Peru. After declaring independence in 1809, 16 years of war followed before the republic, named after Simón Bolívar, was established on August 6, 1825. All these influences can be seen in the dance and music of the fantastic Bafopaz group.

Ballet Folklorico de La Paz is a private organization created on November 20, 2006, which focuses on the integration of people, culture as the main development factor of the country, research and dissemination of the different cultural manifestations of our country, demonstration of creative and dynamic shows and training of dancers under the concept of Bolivian folklore.

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