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Last updateFri, 19 Jul 2019 11am

Local ballet star ready to end ‘Despertares’

Guadalajara-born ballet phenom Isaac Hernandez says his “Despertares” show at the Auditorio Telmex on July 20 is likely to be the last in the series that started eight years ago.

While the Jalisco government has backed the project, federal support has dried up under the new administration, the principal dancer with the English National Ballet explained this week on a visit to Mexico.

The Despertares series brings some of the world’s top ballet talent to Mexico stages, in an effort to promote the genre in this country. Hernandez has become one of ballet’s most recognized names, and is keen to develop young talent in the nation of his birth.

In interviews this week, Hernandez said he is not ready to “throw in the towel” and is “restructuring” his goals, actively exploring other avenues to develop creative talent in Mexico.

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