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Love, music and dance: the Royal Ballet has it all at Shelter

By John Wharton

Into the wild upcoming movies

The world’s most famous love story meets the world’s best ballet company as London’s Royal Ballet present Prokoviev’s Romeo and Juliet, Shelter Theater’s on-screen presentation this Sunday, August 3, at 5pm.

Theater on Screen
Romeo and Juliet
Sun, Aug 3, 5pm
50 pesos
In the Mind of Plants
Tue, Aug 5, 5pm
40 pesos

“Ted Under Shelter”
Wed, Aug 6, 5pm
40 pesos
Happy Jueves
Thu, Aug 7, 6:30pm
40 pesos

Guitar Concert
Fri, Aug 8, 7pm
120 pesos
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4

Director Sir Kenneth MacMillan brings a contemporary interpretation to Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score. His version of the ballet draws out the emotional and psychological intensity at the heart of the tale. Romeo and Juliet contains three passionate pas de deux: from the lovers’ first meeting and the famous balcony scene to the devastating final tragedy. The lovers’ story is set against a wonderful evocation of 16th-century Verona: a bustling market place erupts into a violent sword fight and a lavish ball is held at an elegant mansion.

“Wins worldwide acclaim as an impassioned and thrilling view of Shakespeare’s tragedy and of Prokofiev’s glorious score.” The New York Times. Doors open at 4:30 pm, 50 pesos.

Tuesday, August 5, at 5 pm, the documentary In the Mind of Plants is Shelter’s pick for Tuesday documentaries, our series bringing important and timely topics to the big screen. 40 pesos.

Plants are a vital source of life, providing sustenance and oxygen to the human and animal inhabitants of the world. But is plant life closer to sentient life than expected? This documentary from Jacques Mitsch outlines the ways in which intelligence is defined — by recognizing one’s environment and interacting with it; having a memory; being able to communicate and interact socially; and having a brain to coordinate everything. It investigates the notion that plants are intelligent, evolved biological forms through interviews with researchers across the globe that are exploring the boundaries between animal and plant. Doors open at 4:30 pm, 40 pesos.

Wednesday at 5pm begins our new series “Ted Under Shelter,” with two lectures each show featuring the best of the TED talks on modern technology and social issues. After each presentation, discussion will be held whereby we try to understand the implications of the talk on our future reality.

This week, Sir Ken Robinson presents How Schools Kill Creativity, making an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Also, social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains how “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves showing how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Doors open at 4:30pm, 40 pesos.

Thursday, “Happy Jueves” continues at 7pm but with an adventure theme as Shelter presents Into the Wild, the disturbing story of a lost young man trying to find himself in the Alaskan outback. His personal exploration and the magnificent scenery of Alaskan nature make this a powerful commentary on finding oneself while confronting all that nature—and your own demons–can hit you with. Doors open at 6:30pm with a cross-cultural conversation group featuring 2×1 beers. Admission 40 pesos.

And finally, don’t forget to support our local talent who are on the Shelter stage every Tuesday — but now from 7pm. By popular demand, Open Mic now begins an hour earlier with doors opening at 6:30, when performers need to sign-up. First come, first served, so sign up early for a choice spot on the line-up. 30 pesos, includes first drink.



Concierto de guitarra, canto armonico y voz

Daniel Torres, guitarrista mexicano y Cecilia Di Salvo cantante Argentina estarán visitando San Miguel y tendremos la oportunidad de escuchar un concierto que darán este viernes 8 de Agosto en Shelter Theater, este es un dueto apasionado por  la música de sus raíces latinoamericanas, enamorados del canto y la poesía de sus letras, pero además de rescatar estos ritmos ,ellos han ido explorando nuevas rutas musicales que los ha llevado hasta descubrir el fascinante canto armónico “tuvan” tradicional de Siberia y otras regiones de Mongolia, es un canto  que no necesita instrumentos musicales , solamente una fina técnica de respiración y coordinación de cavidades nasales y de boca. Ellos se han dedicado a explorar este canto ancestral y tan lejano de occidente  para hacer una fusión con sus interpretaciones del canto latinoamericano.

En la actualidad están  trabajando en un ensamble que explora varias técnicas y se dejan fluir con diferentes ritmos del mundo.

Juntos se han presentado en foros  nacionales e internacionales como Museo Gene Byron (México) El Árbol Centro Cultural (México) Cielito Lindo (Argentina) y festivales como el Latín American Guitar Festival Chicago (Estados Unidos).

En esta ocasión se presentan en San Miguel Allende, para deleitarnos con su voz, canto armónico, y guitarra. 8 de Agosto, 7pm, 120 pesos.

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