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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2010 Festival Video

Creating Exhibition Mannequins


Lora Collins, supervisor of the model shop, demonstrates an essential step in the creation of exhibition mannequins—the replication of aRead More

 

Preservationist Amy Ballard


Amy Ballard, a preservationist at the Smithsonian Institution, began her career as a clerk typist. However, her oddest job wasRead More

 

Mexico Program Introduction


Introduction and comments from the co-curator, Olivia Cadaval. 

 

Mexico Program Musicians


Olivia Cadaval, co-curator of the México program, introduces the music participants. 

 

Mexico Program Field Research


Olivia Cadaval, Smithsonian curator, speaks in depth about the field research conducted for the México program. 

 

Téenek Ceremony-Danza del Bixom ritual fliers


During the ceremony of Danza del Bixom Tíiw, members of the Téenek community of Tamaletón become ritual fliers to honorRead More

 

Weaving Traditions in the Vicente Sosa Family


Joel Vicente Contreras and his wife María Sosa Luís own a family-operated weaving workshop in Teotitlán del Valle. 

 

Mariachi Tradicional Los Tios


Mariachi Tradicional Los Tios from El Manguito perform in a distinctive regional style that has flourished for more than 150Read More

 

Mexico Foodways Interns and Volunteers


Interns and volunteers worked alongside Mexican cooks in the kitchen area of the Mexico program. 

 

Chinelos de Atlatlahuacan, Morelos Dance Troupe


Chinelos de Atlatlahuacan, from the state of Morelos in southern Mexico, perform at the festival.