This February Milagro’s zócalo will light up the Central Eastside as part of the Portland Winter Light Festival. Join us on the evening of Saturday, February 11th for a concert with Kenya Marquez and her Ballet Papalotl students, and help us “light up the night”! Admission is FREE, but a reservation is required.
Ballet Papalotl, is an Oregonian youth bi-cultural dance troupe that since 2003 has performed traditional Mexican folkloric dance."Papalotl" means "butterfly" in the Aztec, or Nahuatl language.
Ballet Papalotl’s mission is to share the Authentic Mexican Culture & Folkloric Dance with the people of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and to contribute to a harmonious multicultural society.
Since 2003, Ballet Papalotl has performed in many important venues: including the Oregon Historical Society, Portland Art Museum, Portland Center of Arts, City Hall-Portland, Capitolio-Salem, PSU, University of Oregon, PCCs, the Rose Parade, Moda Center, the Portland Waterfront Cinco de Mayo main stage, Portland Childrens’ Museum, Clinton Theater, Pioneer Square celebrations, many schools & libraries in OR & WA.
We have received multiple prizes and recognitions from Rose Parade (8 years in a row, 1st place as best Native Costumed Group), Culture keepers (Oregon Folklife Network), partnership with the Consulate of Mexico, RACC (Regional Arts & Culture Council) Miracle Theater, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, featured in Oregonian, Tribune, and main TV channels in Oregon.
Enjoy the world of Ballet Papalotl!
The Portland Winter Light Festival is a nonprofit event produced by the Willamette Light Brigade. With a decentralized footprint spanning two weekends, 2022 was the 7th year of this annual Festival and featured light-based art installations and pop-up performances throughout Portland.