291 AWARDS - GRANTS - RECOGNITIONS 

                      291 AWARDS, GRANTS and RECOGNITIONS        (2007 to 2017) (96 on this page)      page  1  0f  4

                     THE MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE COMPANY OF CHICAGO (MFDC)

                                                                    La Compañia de Danza Folklorica Mexicana de Chicago

                          SINCE 1983 MFDC has received 291 AWARDS, GRANTS & RECOGNITIONS as follows:

1983 (1), 1984 (4), 1985 (7), 1986 (5), 1987 (10), 1988 (8), 1989 (4), 1990 (8), 1991 (6), 1992 (11), 1993 (7), 1994 (10), 1995 (11), 1996 (9), 1997 (14), 1998 (11), 1999 (13), 2000 (11), 2001 (13), 2002 (12), 2003 (8), 2004 (11), 2005 (9), 2006 (17), 2007 (11), 2008 (8), 2009 (6), 2010 (5), 2011(6), 2012 (8), 2013 (5), 2014 (7), 2015 (5), 2016 (7), 2017 (3)

                                                                                                     Breakdown is as follows :

2017  With Los Tigres del Norte at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, IL.  

2017  36th Anniversary grant from AZTECA CORN PRODUCTS by Joanne and Arthur R. Velasquez

2017, 16, 15, 14, 13,  12, 11, 10,       CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT ARTS  PARTNER    http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Current_APR_list-4-2015.pdf

2016  At the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago  with Lila Downs and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

2016  With Los Tigres del Norte and Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, IL.   See PDF in Promos & Videos section

2016  Featured on WLS TV CH 7 with Hosea Sanders            http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/mexican-folkloric-dance-company-lights-up-

stage-at- south-suburban-college/1553878/http%3A%2F%2Fabc7chicago.com%2F1553878%2F      May have to copy and paste

2016  Featured on WGN CH-9 TV Cinco de Mayo morning newscast.                   

2016  CITY ARTS GRANT from CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS                                                     

2016  PROGRAM GRANT from ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL AGENCY.

2015  Included in WTTW TV  Documentary "Chicago's South Side Neighborhoods" http://interactive.wttw.com/southside/watch

2015  Featured on WGN TV CH-9 morning newscast http://wgntv.com/2014/08/01/midday-fix-the-living-loop-performing-arts-festival/

2015, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01    PROGRAM GRANTS from ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2015, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01    LISTED IN ARTSTOUR PROGRAM of THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2014  Featured on  VEMEO WGN TV  Federal Plaza Chicago          https://vimeo.com/102800197         

2014  Featured on WGN TV Performing Arts     http://thelivingloopchicago.com/portfolio/88-the-mexican-folkloric-dance-company-of-chicago/

2014  Featured at WGN TV Studios http://wgntv.com/2014/08/01/midday-fix-the-living-loop-performing-arts-festival/

2014, 13,12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01    CITY ARTS GRANTS from CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

2013, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01   DYPLOM AWARD           from POLISH HIGHLANDERS annual festival

2012      30th Anniversary grant from the Joanne and Arthur Velasquez Fund through the Chicago  Community Trust

2012      30th Anniversary grant from Commissioner Jesus Garcia

2012      30th Anniversary Resolution from Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia.

2011      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT for the ARTS grant for “Folklorico en la Comunidad”  (Low cost shows in Latino communities)

2010     Above

2009       Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant to dance again at the Festival of World Cultures in DUN LAOGHAIRE, IRELAND 

2009       SELECTED over MEXICAN and USA groups     to dance again at the Festival of World Cultures in DUN LAOGHAIRE, IRELAND

2008       FEATURED ON TV CANAL ONCE (11) FROM MEXICO CITY.           

2008       RECOGNITION AWARD to Jose L. and Mati Ovalle    From Illinois State Rep.  24th District Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez.

2008       RECOGNITION AWARD to David Miranda                   From Illinois State Rep.  24th District Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez.

2008       RECOGNITION AWARD to Lorena Barron                  From Illinois State Rep.   24th District Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez.

2007       IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE AWARD by CHANGING WORLDS  to Jose L. Ovalle for 33 years of contribution to the arts.

2007       Grant from Governor’s International Arts Exchange   to dance at the Festival of World Cultures in DUN LAOGHAIRE, IRELAND

2007       Grant from National Museum of Mexican Art                to dance at the Festival of World Cultures in DUN LOAGHAIRE, IRELAND

2007       SELECTED over MEXICAN and USA groups                 to dance at the Festival of World Cultures in DUN LAOGHAIRE, IRELAND

2007       25TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH.

2007       25TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATORY LETTER FROM STATE TREASURER ALEX GIANNOULIAS.

2007       25TH ANNIVERSARY RESOLUTION FROM THE CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL.

 

 

 

                          AWARDS, GRANTS and RECOGNITIONS    (2001 to 2006)     (46 on this page)                     page  2  of  4

                        THE MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE COMPANY OF CHICAGO (MFDC)

                                                                     La Compañia de Danza Folklorica Mexicana de Chicago

2006         Featured on ABC WLS TV CH-7  for opening of State Street Studio

2006      Jose L. Ovalle is host to interview Salvador Lopez, executive director of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico at Auditorium Theatre.

2006       JANICE WATKINS AWARD by University of Illinois, Chicago to Matie M. Ovalle  for distinguished Civic Service.

2006          RECOGNIZED AS  “THE BEST LATINO CULTURA” IN CHICAGOLAND  (LATINA MAGAZINE AUGUST ISSUE).

2006        ARCHIVED in THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION LIBRARY,  Washington D.C. as the Mexican dance, music and costume showcase of 

                40th Smithsonian Folklife Festival held on National Mall in Washington D.C.

2006       Recognition Certificate to Jose L. Ovalle. (Directing program for Chicago Public Schools Office of Academic Enhancement)

2006       SPECIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT TO C ONSTRUCT “MOJIGANGAS” (Giant Puppets)  by  ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2006       SPECIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT TO ATTEND SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. by   ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2006       FEATURED ON WTTW TV CH-11   “ARTS ACROSS ILLINOIS”   Feb 10, 14, 19 & 20   by   ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2006         DANCE MASTER FELLOWSHIP              to JOSE L. OVALLE                                   from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL 

2006       MASTER ARTIST GRANT                  to JOSE L. OVALLE                            from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2006         APPRENTICE ARTIST GRANT                 to FERNANDO RABIELA                           from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2006       LISTED IN NEW REGIONAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TOURING PROGRAM (RAO) (Replaced Heartland Arts Fund)

 

2005       CITY ARTS SPECIAL GRANT        to HENRY A. ROA         from CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

2005      FEATURED ON WTTW  CH-11 PBS CHICAGO TONIGHT PROGRAM “ARTS ACROSS ILLINOIS” on Oct. 10

             “CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED” stated BOB SIROTT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG_Ie1XCjTQ   by THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2005       Received a great review for a spectacular performance at The Concordia Theater, Cicero, IL     from     ABC WLS CH-7 TV
2005       Featured on Spanish TV show as an example of fine Mexican dance troupe                                               By WSNS CH-44 TV

2005, 04, 03, 02, 01     LISTED IN HEARTLAND ARTS FUND CATALOG of 15 Heartland states of ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA,

       KANSAS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, OHIO, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS and WISCONSIN.

2004       ALEX PELOSO AWARD     for service to the community     To Henry A. Roa  by The Continental Community Center

2004      FEATURED IN TRAVELOUGE SERIES “QUE LINDO ES MEXICO”                           by   SHC                  TV CH-25    

2004     Selected to be part of the "Faces" that appear on the Millennium Park Crown Fountain.                           

2004     BANNER AWARDED at OFFICIAL OPENING of CHICAGO MILLENNIUM PARK by Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

2004     25 YEAR CHOREOGRAPHER/INSTRUCTOR Award to JOSE L OVALLE by MEXICAN FINE ARTS CENTER MUSEM

2004      SPECIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT                    from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2003     25 YEAR DANCE INSTRUCTOR AWARD       to  JOSE L. OVALLE   from CONTINENTAL COMMUNITY CENTER

2003       MASTER ARTIST GRANT   to JOSE L. OVALLE  from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2003       APRENTICE ARTIST GRANT   to JUAN IGNACIO LOPEZ    from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2002       FEATURED on “ENTRE AMIGOS” PROGRAM of MFDC’s VIGINTENNIAL   by SHC                      TV CH-25

2002       20TH ANNIVERSARY STATE OF ILLINOIS PROCLAMATION              by GOVERNOR GEORGE RYAN

2002      20TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATORY LETTER                 by RICHARD M. DALEY, mayor of Chicago

2002        20TH ANNIVERSARY STATE TREASURER RESOLUTION                   from TREASURER JUDITH BARR TOPINKA    

2002      AWARD OF RECOGNITION      from LA SOCIEDAD CIVICA MEXICO-AMERICANA de ILLINOIS  (Des Plaines, IL)

2002-2001            EXCELLENCE AWARD          from THE VILLAGE OF SKOKIE

2002-2001            EXCELLENCE   AWARD        from THE VILLAGE OF NILES

2001        CHICAGO SOUTHLAND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU         Member                

2001    FEATURED on IAC “CENTER STAGE ARTS ACROSS ILLINOIS”  by WTTW TV CH-11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZqBhoYPDo   

2001    Henry A. Roa featured in WTTW TV CH-11 City Talk News Paper "Clout" section on people who make good things happen.

2001       Mentioned in book “Images of America MEXICAN CHICAGO”, by Rita Jirasek & Carlos Tortolero. (ISBN 0-7385-0756-3)

2001       CHOSEN TO REPRESENT  CHICAGO IN THE FIRST MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCES INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF THE

               MIDWEST. Sponsored by The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council.                              

2001       SPECIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT       from  THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

 

            AWARDS, GRANTS and RECOGNITIONS         (1993 to 2000)            (94 on this page)                page  3  of  4

THE MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE COMPANY OF CHICAGO (MFDC

                                                                                 La Compañia de Danza Folklorica Mexicana de Chicago

 

2000       FEATURED ON “NUESTROS NIÑOS” program                                                         by TELEMUNDO           TV CH-44.

2000       MAN OF THE YEAR                    to HENRY A. ROA                  from FRATERNAL ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS WILDCATS

2000       SPECIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT       from THE ILLINOIS ARTS  COUNCIL  

2000         CHICAGO SOUTHLAND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU           Member

2000-1999-98-97-96-95-94-93-92-91     DYPLOM AWARD                        from POLISH HIGHLANDER annual festival.

2000-1999-98-97-96-95-94-93-92-91       PROGRAM  GRANTS                  from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2000-1999-98-97-96-95-94-93-92-91      CITY ARTS I GRANTS                from CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

2000-1999-98-97-96-95-94               EXCELLENCE AWARD                     from THE VILLAGE OF SKOKIE

2000-1999-98-97-96-95-94               EXCELLENCE   AWARD                   from VILLAGE OF NILES

2000-1999-98-97-96          LISTED IN THE ARTS TOUR PROGRAM        of THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

2000, 1999-98-97               LISTED IN THE HEARTLAND ARTS FUND CATALO covering 15 Heartland states of ARKANSAS,

                                           ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA,MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, OHIO                  

                                           NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS AND WISCONSIN.

1999    RECEIVES A FOUR STAR REVIEW FROM THE GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE   for performances in GREEN BAY, WI.

              “Dazzles” “Wow” “Most Spectacular” “Bursts of Flame”  read the review.

1999     FEATURED on “HERE’S 2 CHICAGO”                   by CBS                                   TV CH-2

1999     RECOGNITION AWARD                to HENRY A. ROA          from COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

1999 & 1998              FEATURED on CINCO de MAYO program      by WGN       TV CH-9

1999 & 1998          GRANT        from THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE FOUNDATION  

1999, 98, 97, 96     GRANT      from FEL-PRO FOUNDATION                                   

1998  AWARD OF APPRECIATION  From   NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

1997       RECONOCIMIENTO AWARD            from El CONSULADO GENERAL de MEXICO, LEONARDO FRENCH

1997      GRANT                                               from WPWR-TV FOUNDATION         

1997      STATE OF ILLINOIS RESOLUTION  from GOVERNOR JAMES EDGAR                  

1997        STATE TREASURER RESOLUTION       from TREASURER JUDITH BARR TOPINKA    

1997      ILLINOIS SENATE RESOLUTION     from SENATOR JESUS GARCIA               

1997        CITY OF CHICAGO RESOLUTION          from MAYOR RICHARD M. DALEY by ALDERMAN RAY FRIAS                               

1996       Mentioned in book ”INCENTIVE GENIUS THE HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY” by JAY PRIDMORE,

                  for annual participation in the LATINO HORIZONS FESTIVAL.  (ISBN 0-96386575-7)   

1996, 95, 94     SPECIAL PROJECT GRANT  for free community performances                        from ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1995, 94    LISTED IN THE ARTS TOUR PROGRAM of THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1995       FEATURED ON “JUST FOR KIDS” TV  PROGRAM BY NBC WMAQ TV CH-5.

1995       FEATURED ON “HISPANIC HERITAGE” TV PROGRAM BY CLTV  TV CH-10

1995       GRANT           from CHICAGO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.

1995       EXCELLENCE AWARD    to JOSE L. OVALLE                            from JOSE OROZCO ACADEMY  

1994       APPRICIATION AWARD                                                                from LA FEDERACION MEXICANA DE CHARRERIA AC/USA

1994       WORLD CUP USA RECOGNITION                                               from OPRYLAND, NASHVILLE, TN               

1994       CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION                                              from MEDINA TEMPLE.

1993, 92      LISTED IN THE ARTS TOUR PROGRAM                               of THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1993, 91      DANCE MASTER FELLOWSHIP  to JOSE L. OVALLE         from ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL 

1993     VIVA LATINA AWARD       to MATIANA MEDRANO-OVALLE     from CHICAGO OFFICE OF FINE ARTS

1993    Featured on WCW TV CH-25 Entre Amigos show

 

  AWARDS, GRANTS and RECOGNITIONS                 (1983 to 1992) (56 on this page)                        page  4  of  4

THE MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE COMPANY OF CHICAGO (MFDC

                                                                                 La Compañia de Danza Folklorica Mexicana de Chicago

1992     AWARDED an official Mexican Flag, for artistic effort, from El Consulado General de Mexico, Alejandro Carrillo Castro

1992     CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION     to HENRY A. ROA             from MUSEUM OF SCIENCE &INDUSTRY 

1992     CITY OF CHICAGO RESOLUTION  from MAYOR RICHARD M. DALEY by ALDERMAN MARK J. FARY

1992     ILLINOIS SENATE RESOLUTION  from SENATOR PAMALA MUNIZZI.        

1992     UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL RECORD                      by CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI   

1992      Featured on CAN TV CH-19  10th Anniversary show at South Shore Cultural Center 

1992     Appreciation for support of First Latin American Folkloric Festival    from Rumbero Mayor Productions

1991       MASTER ARTIST GRANT    to JOSE L. OVALLE  from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1991     APPRENTICE ARTIST GRANT              to DAVID MORENO         from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1990     PICTURED ON FRONT COVER of DIRECTORIES AMERICA TELEPHONE DIRECTORY serving communities of

               GLENCOE, KENILWORTH, NORTHFIELD, WILMETTE, AND WINNETKA.

1990     PATRON’S CHOICE AWARD for most popular dance troupe at CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER.                   

1990    OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC SERVICE AWARD from BOULEVARD ARTS CENTER to  JOSE L. OVALLE                                                        

1990     Featured on WGN TV CH-9 Charlando show by Peter Nuno 

1990-1989-88    COMMUNITY ARTS ASSISTANCE GRANT S                    from CHICAGO OFFICE OF FINE ARTS

1990,1989, 88    DYPLOM AWARD   from POLISH HIGHLANDER annual  festival.

1990, 1989-88-87-86-85-84       PROGRAM  GRANTS  from ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1990, 1989-88-87-86-85-84       CITY ARTS I  GRANTS         from CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCA)

1989     Above

1988       Lourdes Ramirez and Jose L. Ovalle interviewed on WCIU CH-26 Ayuda show and  company is featured for Grito appearance.

1988       FEATURED IN “A FEELING FOR LIFE” Cultural Identity Book by Margy McClain   (ISBN 0-9620521-0-8)

1988   KEY TO THE CITY OF MATEHUALA, during company’s tour of Mexico

1988   AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from the city of SAN LUIS POTOSI, during company’s tour of Mexico.

1987     Henry A. Roa interview by Janet Rivera CH-25 WCW  Enfoque show.

1987   AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from THE MEXICAN CIVIC SOCIETY OF ILLINOIS.

1987    Jose L. Ovalle interview by WCW CH-25 Chicago

1987      Jose L. Ovalle interview by WCIU CH-26 Chicago         

1987   DANCE MASTER TEACHER AWARD   from THE CHICAGO OFFICE OF FINE ARTS to JOSE. L. OVALLE

1987   DANCE MASTER TEACHER AWARD   from THE CHICAGO OFFICE OF FINE ARTS to OFELIA SOLANO

1987   DANCE MASTER TEACHER AWARD   from THE CHICAGO OFFICE OF FINE ARTS to SERAFIN VARGAS   

1987   CHAIRMAN’S GRANT          from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL                       

1986     PICTURED IN SIX FOOT POSTER ON EVERY CTA BUS      by SPANISH RADIO “AMBIENTE” WOJO FM 105

1986    Featured on WFLD CH-32   Interviewed for Museum of Science and Industry annual show

1986    CHAIRMAN’S GRANT        from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL            

1985      CHAIRMAN’S GRANT              from THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

1985      FEATURED ON HISPANIC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS PROGRAM AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY          by CAN TV CH-19

1985    FEATURED for one hour ON “CHARLANDO”  PETER NUNO PROGRAM                  by WGN TV CH-9

1985     FEATURED ON PROGRAM WITH EDWARD JAMES OLMOS                                      by SBC TV CH-25

1985     RECOGNITION AND AWARD FOR ARTISTIC EFFORT  from NBC WMAQ CH-5 TV            

1984   FEATURED ON “TWO ON TWO” TV  PROGRAM  BY  ABC WBBM TV CH-2.

1984   CERTIFICATE OF APPRICIATION                                    from  AT&T        

1983  AWARD OF APPRECIATION from  MEXICAN CIVIC SOCIETY OF CHICAGO ( Now the Mexican Civic Society of Illinois)    

 

 

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