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  • Location:Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

Enjoy three hours of culture and entertainment during a performance by the renowned National Folkloric Jacchigua Ballet. Experience the true theatrical heritage of this dance form as 90 talented individuals take to the stage for dance and music, wearing colorful ponchos, shawls, hats and skirts. Relax into prime seats at the National Theater in Quito and watch as the story of Ecuador’s people is told through ancestral traditions from Andean regions of the country. 


  • 3-hour show by the National Folkloric Ballet Jacchigua
  • Learn about the traditional lifestyle of Ecuador through music and dance
  • Enjoy entertaining performances and captivating costumes
  • Round-trip transport from most Quito hotels

What You Can Expect

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

Spend an evening with the Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet Jacchigua—an iconic dance troop that’s made a name because of colorful costumes, talented performers, extraordinary musicians and age-old traditions. The ‘Jacchigua’ style originates from a harvest festival 
gifted to workers by their landlords. Get a taste of this tradition during a 3-hour show that pays homage to the dancing and music from Andean regions of Ecuador.

Talented dancers take to the stage in vibrant costumes. Your host will teach you more about the traditional celebrations as you take in the energy and color of 90 performers on stage.

Watch as dancers and musicians tell stories from Ecuadorian history and folklore using the art of ballet. Gain a deeper appreciation for the traditions, culture and costumes of Ecuador during a show you are sure to treasure! 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved the colorful outfits, the music, the dances, everything!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Charming contact picking us up at the hotel. Great show. Easy liason to return to hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The Folklorica Ballet was wonderful.....fast paced and very colorful. We really enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Wonderful experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

The ballet is not a typical US ballet. It is performed in bare feet. The music was superb as well as the costumes. The seating is random, but all seats give you a good view. It is two hours long, but starting at 7:30pm, might be a bit too long for young children. I would definitely see it again.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

nice one

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

altlhough the building seemed a bit "nondescript", the show was fabulous !!


3 star rating: Worth doing September 2011

The Folkloric Ballet was great! I learned so much about Ecuador just by looking at the costumes and actions.
However, it would have been better if there was an English translation.
The second half of the ballet was a bit dull and fell asleep but over-all it was great.
Part of my tour includes a dinner. I was taken at Pimms. The food there was excellent and the view of the city in the evening is spectacular.
Now about the local contact, I wasnt impressed at all with the tour guide that was assigned to me, Juan David was the name. He is friendly yes, but he acted tired and even fell asleep when he was supposed to pick me up after dinner. Good thing, I decided to look for the van, otherwise I would have probably stayed in the restaurant more than I expected to stay.
In addition, although he speaks English, I couldnt comprehend him. Everything sounded slurred.
There was also a problem with the booking. When I booked thru the website, I indicated Nu House as the pick-up.
I got an email from Viator and they told me that I should go to Hilton Colon instead as this one was nearer.
All my emails indicated Hilton Colon. I have all the emails still should you want any proof.
On the day itself, I waited for the van and decided to call the 24hr hotline. Good thing, or I would have missed the show. The guide was in Nu House. No one informed him that the pick-up was changed to Hilton Colon. So, where was the problem? Was it Viator? Or the local contact?

Katrina C

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2010

The explanation is all in spanish by the MC. The dancing itself was good. They handed out a book in English so we had an idea of what it was about.
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