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El danzón: dancing in limbo

By Leonardo Rosen

Before saying anything else, the Club de Danzón “Mercerina” aplogizes to everyone for all the last minute confusion surrounding our event of Sunday, October 28. However, it was not our fault. Even though our events of that date and Sunday, November 11, were already scheduled and advertised, we were informed at the last moment that we were not permitted to use the Jardín Principal. Prof. Acasio Martínez Ramírez, new Director of Education & Culture, a very fine person, did his best for us. We are grateful to him. Through his good offices, we moved the October 28 event to the shopping plaza, La Luciérnaga. We also thank the management and merchants of the plaza for allowing us this. We were to do two sessions, 1pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm. Last minute announcements were made on radio and television. However, on arrival we found that we were changed to one long session from 1pm-5pm to avoid conflict with the Day of the Dead/Halloween costume parade and contest. What a day!

El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón “Mercerina” (recorded music)
Sun, Nov 11, 1-3pm & 5-7pm
Plaza Comercial “La Luciérnaga”
Please call in advance for any changes in the schedule at 152-2200 (Teatro Angela Peralta) and 154-5840 (Leonardo Rosen).

All of this happened too late to “pull” our article from Atención. Yes, El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables……. is scheduled for Sunday, November 11, 1pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm, admission-free. However, it would be wise to check a couple of days in advance at 152-2200 (Teatro Ángela Peralta) or 154-5840 (Leonardo Rosen). This time, it should go smoothly (we hope).

As for the future of our public events, we are for the moment dancing in limbo. We do not have clear information as to our government’s plans for the Jardín Principal. We hope that the use of another public space, such as the Parque Juárez or the Plaza Cívica, will be granted to us. However, we simply do not know at this time what will happen. As we get more information, we will share it with you.

Dear public, thank you for more than four years of your support. At this time, we need your understanding and your patience.

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