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 2019 for the 272nd anniversary of the Virgen Suyapa (the patron saint of Honduras), in the Plaza San Juan Pablo II, in front of the Basilica of Suyapa [Channel 5, The Leader].

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.

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.

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

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.

10th Anniversary

Russia 2020!

Oro Lenca Selected to Represent Honduras in the "Olympiad of Folklore". The CIOFF® World Folkloriada is a world festival that aims to bring together representatives of the intangible cultural heritage of different countries and regions of the world. Oro Lenca will attend this event with live musical accompaniment provided by the orchestra Más Música Más Esperanza.

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