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: The indigenous dance Arranca Terrones de Nueva Esperanza is emblematic of Intibucá and El Ballet Folklórico de Honduras Oro Lenca. This production incorporates indigeneous musical instruments with dancers performing in the creole costume of Las Chilcas, Choluteca. (Production by Nahun Escoto in collaboration with Ballet Folklorico de Honduras Oro Lenca.)

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.

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

  • Saturday October 9, 2021
  • Non-school groups (Extraescolares)
  • Countries of Central America
  • Registration commences in September

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.

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.

International Day of Dance

International Dance Day was conmemorized in the city of La Esperanza, Intibucá A night full of stories in which five dance groups from different parts of the country performed.

Video courtesy of JOGUIS PRODUCCIONES.

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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