The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Ravinia Festival are partnering to co-present the internationally acclaimed Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández in Chicago, with support from the Mexican Consulate. In 1952, dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández created Ballet Folklórico de México to "share the beauty of the universe in motion" through Mexican dances from the Pre-Colombian era through the Hispanic Viceroy period and the Revolutionary years. Hernández's enormous body of work, noted for its brilliant theatricality and passion, was influenced by her deep knowledge and love of traditional folkloric dances. Throughout her life, Hernández regularly refined and renewed her work, a tradition continued today by her family. The result is a recreation of Mexican traditions on stage, preserving the diversity and character found throughout the many regions of Mexico.