About Us
We Are
BAFOCHI has its origin in the inspiration of the different cultures that make up the nationality of the Chilean people. It emerges like this on May 21, 1987, as an independent artistic company, called Ballet Folclórico de Chile - BAFOCHI.
It forms the essence of Bafochi, a high percentage of folk roots, a high sense of the show, of a universal character, which is transferred and visualized in each of his works, keeping the legends, ceremonies, traditions and customs alive, thus becoming in a real experience for the viewer.
On Tuesday, May 13, 1987, Professor Pedro Gajardo Escobar is exonerated from the Ministry of Education. On Wednesday 21 of that same month, he created the Folkloric Ballet of Chile, BAFOCHI. There were 15 first members of this Company, 10 dancers and 5 musicians.
The path was not easy, but the mystique and the desire to do different things in the field of folk music and dance, allowed that since then BAFOCHI has made more than 5,500 presentations and showed their artistic work in more from 950 cities, from 40 countries in Asia, Africa, America, Europe and Oceania. Where he has obtained more than 100 international awards.
With 31 years of history, BAFOCHI managed to form a solid team, composed of an Academy with over 1,000 students and three superior teams that allow them to project the artistic level of the company with great optimism. The Youth Folkloric Ballet of Chile, the Resident Elenco and the Itinerant Elenco are responsible for the artistic projection of this artistic proposal called BAFOCHI.

    It is composed of the Resident Cast and the Itinerant Cast. The first of them is concerned with activities at the national level, while the itinerant performs his work at the national and international level. Each group is composed of 20 dancers, 10 musicians, 4 technicians and Director.

    Its mission is to contribute to the development and dissemination of national folklore to all corners of the country, promoting the organization, production and promotion of the artistic, cultural and educational activities related to Folklore. Through meetings, festivals, seminars, symposiums, talks, workshops, clinics, courses and events; the choreographic and musical creation is produced and disseminated. Scholarships are also awarded to children and young people for their participation in dance and folk music workshops, as well as contributing to the integral development of the human being and the creation of an artistic proposal with its own identity.

    It is an entity that organizes events, focused on the creation of folkloric activities. Both independently and for companies, schools, municipalities, etc. Bafochi Production pays special attention to activities that contribute to the National Cultural Management by conducting classes, workshops, clinics and events, also providing artistic consultancy services for companies and individuals. Given the technical preparation of our members in music and dance, we are able to develop events on different topics such as music magazines, show dance, product launches, etc.

    BAFOCHITOS are born under the eaves of our prestigious company. Since 1993 it has been dedicated to train children and young people, dancers and musicians, in the Folklore area. Delivering tools of technique, discipline, responsibility and teamwork. With 1,000 members throughout Chile. Bafochi has headquarters in La Serena, Viña del Mar, Los Andes, Quilicura, Santiago, Talagante, Rancagua and Talca.

Creator
Pedro Gajardo Escobar - Director General y Artístico de Bafochi
Pedro Gajardo Escobar - General and Artistic Director of Bafochi
Professor of Physical Education with a Specialty in Folklore at the University of Chile. His career stands out when he assumes the role of Director and Choreographer of the National Folkloric Ballet BAFONA, under the Ministry of Education of Chile between 1978 and 1987. That same year he founded the Ballet Folclórico de Chile Bafochi with which he has made artistic tours for more than 40 countries in the five continents.
Creator of more than 400 choreographies in different areas such as mega events, folk groups, television, theater and children's workshops, among others. He won for them, three consecutive years, the Silver Torch, stimulus given by the public at the International Festival of the Song of Viña del Mar.
He has held workshops in Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, France, Canada, the United States, Jordan, China and England. In Chile, he was a professor-advisor in the Chair of National Dances, UNIACC University, Professor at the Experimental School of Art Education in the subjects of Folklorology, History of Culture, Folk Dances and General Theory of Folklore. Pedro Gajardo is also a member of the International Dance Council.
Today is undoubtedly one of the most important references of Folklore in Chile whose career has achieved great achievements at the international level
Our Cast
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Oficial Cast of Folkloric Ballet of Chile – BAFOCHI
Our work is of 4 hours a day, schedule in which our cast receives classes of: academic, modern, folkloric, corporal expression and yoga technique, while our musicians receive classes of: voice techniques, bronze instruments, wind and ropes. Each musician plays more than 5 instruments.
This gives BAFOCHI all the technical tools to communicate with a universal language.
Calendar
28 años de vida artística / 50 años de trayectoria
Date: 5-29-2015 a las 19:00 horas
Place: Teatro Caupolicán

Gala "Festival Internacional de Folclore Desde el Fin del Mundo"
Date: 10-19-2014 a las 18:00 hrs.
Place: Teatro Caupolicán

Desfile Delegaciones Internacionales
Date: 10-18-2014 a las 10:30 hrs.
Place: Salida desde GAM

Ensayo General
Date: 10-17-2014 a las 18:00 hrs.
Place: Colegio Santa Elena

Reunión de Apoderados
Date: 10-04-2014 a las 18:00 hrs.
Place: Sede BAFOCHI

Aprende Cueca en 3 días
Date: 8-30-2014 a las 19:00
Place: Casa Central Bafochi

Aprende Cueca en 3 días
Date: 8-29-2014 a las 19:00
Place: Casa Central Bafochi

Aprende Cueca en 3 días
Date: 8-28-2014 a las 19:00
Place: Casa Central Bafochi

Aprende Cueca en 3 días
Date: 8-23-2014 a las 19:00
Place: Casa Central Bafochi

Aprende Cueca en 3 días
Date: 8-22-2014 a las 19:00
Place: Casa Central Bafochi

Aprende Cueca en 3 días
Date: 8-21-2014 a las 19:00
Place: Casa Central Bafochi

Despedida BAFOCHI gira por Europa
Date: 7-3-2014 a las 19 horas
Place: Anfiteatro Escuela de Oficiales

27 Aniversario BAFOCHI
Date: 5-31-2014 a las 18 horas
Place: Teatro Caupolicán