An icon of Honduran culture and folklore

Founded in La Esperanza in 2008, El Ballet Folklórico de Honduras Oro Lenca is a folk dance company from Honduras. Based in La Esperanza, in the highlands and cool air of the indigenous Lencas, this dance company presents dances and costumes that celebrate the traditional culture of Honduras.

Video: Dancers of Ballet Folklorico de Honduras Oro Lenca dance in the Aubade 2020 for the 273nd anniversary of the Virgen Suyapa (the patron saint of Honduras), in the Plaza San Juan Pablo II, in front of the Basilica of Suyapa [TVC].

Cultural Emblem

Oro Lenca is one of the most important youth and cultural institutions in the country of Honduras. It has showcased the Honduran culture and folklore throughout the national territory and abroad.

Cultural Heritage

Oro Lenca was declared a Cultural Heritage of the Nation by the National Congress of the Republic of Honduras in November 2015 and currently has a strategic alliance with Marca País Honduras.

National Pride

Oro Lenca represents the pride of Honduras with almost 60 members including dancers, musicians and logistic personnel.

Members of Oro Lenca welcome you from Coffee Shop Cantarranas

Greetings from Honduras

Oro Lenca was founded by Johann Seren Castillo in 2008. Our aim is to celebrate our culture, without distinction based on religion, politics or lineage. The most important thing is to think about peace and friendship between the peoples of Honduras and the world.

Grande de Grandes 2019

El Grande de Grandes

Each year, Lenca hosts with pride the national folkloric festival, El Grande de Grandes dedicated to the memory of folklorist Rafael Manzanares Aguilar, a great folkloric competition that attracts dance groups from all over the country.

Marca País Honduras

Marca País Honduras is one of the great experiences of our group. It is a symbol of the best that Honduras offers the world and a national initiative to tell others of what our country has to offer to the world.

Wardrobe of Oro Lenca

Oro Lenca has a large wardrobe of costumes from various parts of Honduras. In particular, the costumes of the village of Camasca and the village of Guajiniquil, both compiled by Johann Seren Castillo, are emblematic of Oro Lenca and its origins in Intibucá.

Más Música Más Esperanza

As long as the music plays there is always hope.

Alliance beginning 24 August 2018 with the innovative Honduran orchestra Más Música Más Esperanza, directed by maestro Nimrod Rodríguez, who delight the public with a different musical proposal, fusing classical music with modern rhythm. In these live performances we combine the orchestra´s innovative live music with forms of Honduran folk dance expressed by Oro Lenca.

Foto por Leonel Estrada

From Gracias with Love

A hug to our friends in Gracias, Lempira. A tribute to our audience and seeing them from the stage like this is really the best prize for us!

Photographer: Leonel Estrada (July 2019, Gracias, Lempira)

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