Grupo Pakal, Mayan Performing Arts presents live exhibitions of the sacred Mayan Ballgame. Two teams compete in this ancient team sport, hitting a solid rubber ball weighing about 9 pounds with their hips. Grupo Pakal's impressive ballgame exhibitions are living historical representations of an all but lost art. Only a small number of players exist worldwide and even fewer know the art of making the ancient ball. Grupo Pakal has rediscovered the ball-making process and actively trains ballplayers in effort to preserve this important part of Mayan culture and history.
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Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Our audience can expect a captivating experience on a journey through Ancient Maya through rich, organic dancing. Grupo Pakal's extraordinary custom made costumes using authentic materials adds to the richness of our performance topped off with tribal body painting. You are in for an amazing performance with Grupo Pakal Mayan Performing Arts, you will not be dissappointed.
Grupo Pakal, Mayan Performing Arts, proudly celebrates Mayan culture through ancient ceremonial dance rituals to traditional native music. Live performances exhibit stunning wardrobe and elaborately feathered headdresses, each a uniquely handcrafted work of art. According to ancient tradition, each design exclusively utilizes natural materials including leather, shell, semi-precious stones, and exotic feathers. Audiences of all ages and backgrounds are amazed and delighted by Grupo Pakal performances.
Grupo Pakal performs weekends at Dallas World Aquarium located at 1801 North Griffin, Dallas, TX 75202. Please join us in the Mundo Maya exhibit on Saturdays and Sundays. Current show times are 11:15P, 12P, 12:45P, 1:30P, 2:15P, 3P and 3:45P. Visit (link hidden) for more information about Dallas World Aquarium.
Grupo Pakal also offers unique educational programming in bilingual formats for schools in the DFW area. In association with Indigenous Cultures Institute (ICI), Grupo Pakal is included on the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Professional Touring Roster. Qualifying performances are eligible to receive a grant from the TCA for up to 50% of Grupo Pakal's performance fees.
Additional Booking Notes
Sufficient space for performers to dance, changing areas for male and females if possible and water bottles.
Our set depends on the length of performance needed. We can cover up to two hours of performance time.
|Ricardo Alarcon||Artistic Director|
Influences & Inspiration
Ancient Mayans and the Mayan Ball Game heavily influence our performances.
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