El Sindicato Marks Its 20th Anniversary

By Sandra Ríos

Centro Cultural, El Sindicato, celebrates 20 years of providing a space to sanmiguelenses where the arts of diverse disciplines converge. This place is for the people of the town, where non-commercial quality culture can be presented. Here it is agreed that teachers will offer one scholarship for every five students in each class. There is also a program through which young people do social service so they can relate to culture. The El Sindicato Board is composed of Cesar Arias, Rocío Ríos, David Yazpick, and Oscar Plazola. In an interview with Oscar Plazola, manager of public relations and programming of the forums, he said: “We still think we can continue being independent. This gives us freedom to present what we want and not owe anyone any favors. We look for things that have a creative approach behind them, whether social, political or artistic.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary, El Sindicato will offer various events throughout the year, highlighting the Botellita de Jerez musical group next April 18.

Here are some events that will take over the next month:

February 20, 7pm:

Play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, with actress Dorothy Lyman and script by Nassim Soleimanpour. This presentation will be in English. A Fringe Festival San Miguel production.

February 20 and 21, 8:30 pm:

Play Desde el Callejón with written, directed and acted by Erando Gonzalez, accompanying on the stage by actresses Montserrat Verdugo and Citlalli Muñoz. A Fringe Festival San Miguel production.

February 22, 7pm, and February 23, 8:30 pm:

Play La Linea, by the theater group Camaleones Escénicos. A Fringe Festival San Miguel production.

February 28, 7pm:

Social dance by Bembé Salsa. Donation 50 pesos.

March 13, 7pm:

Conference by Alberto Avelyra: “Atotonilco y el Culto al Agua en el México Prehispánico.” Free admission.

March 20, 7:30 pm:

Musical Concert by the Mexgitanos group. Cost 120 pesos and 70 pesos students, teachers and retirees.


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