Festival Dance and Performing Arts Opens with Gran Folklorico de Mexico Oct. 14

PULLMAN, Wash. — Festival Dance and Performing Arts opens its fall series Oct. 14 with Gran Folklorico de Mexico at Washington State University.

The performance is set for 3 p.m. at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Gran Folklorico is a fiesta of color and pageantry. The dance troupe will perform traditional dances based on Mexico’s history, from the ancient Incan and Aztec rituals to modern Mariachi dances and music.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 2, the arts organization will present “Caution: Men At Work Tap,” an energetic combination of techno music, musical theater and nonstop tap dancing, at the coliseum. In the tradition of “Stomp” and “Tap Dogs,” “Men At Work” is one of today’s most magnetic productions.

The series ends on Dec. 9 with two performances of “The Nutcracker.” Performed by the Eugene Ballet Company, show times are at 3 and 7 p.m. at the coliseum.

Festival Dance and Performing Arts is a community, nonprofit organization whose programs serve WSU, University of Idaho, Pullman, Moscow and the rural communities of the Inland Northwest. For ticket information, call 208/883-DANS (3267) or 509/335-1514.