Inés García de Durán

Inés García de Durán was a Colombian folklorist linked specially to the traditions of her native land, the Huila Department. She founded the Departmental Dance School and taught in the Departmental Music Conservatory.[1] She is notable for having created the choreography for El Sanjuanero,[2][3] Huila's most famous dance and one of Colombia's best known tunes. Neiva's International Dance Encounter Inés García Durán was named in her honour. She is the daughter of prominent engineer and politician Joaquín García Borrero.

Inés García de Durán
Birth nameInés García Salas
Born(1928-06-26)June 26, 1928
Neiva, Huila
OriginHuila, Colombia
DiedJuly 7, 2011(2011-07-07) (aged 83)

Personal lifeEdit

In 1950 she married Ernesto Durán Cordovez and had three children.[4] She was a friend of prominent local and national figures such as musician Jorge Villamil, and politicians Rodrigo Lara Bonilla and Guillermo Plazas Alcid.[4]


  1. ^ Personajes - HUILA, National Cultural Information System.
  2. ^ Sanjuanero: Visión estética y amatoria del bambuco Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Mapa folklórico Colombiano Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Diario del Huila Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Adiós Inés García de Durán.