Category archives for: Dance

Danzón, Why it It Matters


By Leonardo Rosen Even after nearly seven years of our public events in the Jardín Principal and over eight years of classes, many foreigners in San Miguel de Allende have little or no idea of what the danzón is. Even for many native sanmiguelenses, the danzón is simply a dance from the old days that [...]

Los alumnos de danza viral rendirán homenaje a Madonna


Por Helena Frígola Danza Viral Colectivo Escénico es la compañía residente del Centro Cultural Allende (Instituto Allende) donde se encuentra su nuevo estudio de danza. El espacio está dedicado a la realización de talleres de danza y movimiento, así como a la creación, investigación y ensayo de la compañía. Danza Homenaje a Madonna Vie, Jun [...]

Alicia Rappoport, Tango, La Apasionada


By Judy Newell Celebrated world-class Argentine tango singer Alicia Rappoport will perform for three nights at the San Miguel Playhouse on July 9, 10, and 11 at 8 pm.  She will sing two different programs, “Tribute to Piazzolla” on July 9 and 11, and “Forbidden Tango” on July 10. A special early booking ticket price [...]

Spanish Dances

DANCE Ballet

By YaYa Silva Méndez The Young Dancers of Bellas Artes will be performing at Ángela Peralta Theater with their choreography “Spanish Dances,” created in 2014 by their instructor Fridha Chacón. This company was started in 2013 with the approval and support of the current director of Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez “El Nigromante,” Alberto Lenz. This [...]

Crowd-funding Cocktail for Danza Viral

DANCE Danza Viral

Por Helena Frigola Este Año Danza Viral celebraciones su aniversario quinto. Han Pasado dos años Desde Que eligieron San Miguel de Allende Como su hogar. En San Miguel, La Compañía ha Llevado a cabo Muchos Programas, Como Luces y Sombras, Hora 0 y Imágenes Sueltas. Danza Viral Enseña también clases de baile y movimiento y [...]

Siempre Swing Sock Hop


By Jesús Chávez Get ready for another sock hop dance/concert by Siempre Swing on Saturday, May 30, when San Miguel’s own swing band will rock El Sindicato with their repertoire of big band, oldies, and Latin music. Dance Siempre Swing Sat, May 30, 8pm El Sindicato Recreo 4 Free beginner’s swing dance lesson, 7:15pm Tickets [...]

International Dance Day 2015!

By Margot Sunev International Dance Day, April 29, was established by the International Dance Council CID 1982. The purpose of Dance Day is to attract the attention of a wider public to the art of dance.Patty Arrieta, a professional dancer from New York City and artistic director of Danza Arrieta Dance, is organizing an event [...]

Five Years of Danza Viral Colectivo


By Helena Frigola It’s been five years since Danza Viral started this journey back in Mazatlán, and two since they’ve chosen San Miguel de Allende as their home. Now they bring us the new production Imágenes Sueltas (Falling Images) on May 13 at Teatro Ángela Peralta. Dance Imágenes Sueltas Wed, May 13, 8pm Teatro Ángela [...]

Siempre Swing at El Sindicato!

Horn Line Swing Band

By David Ziff Too much fun! San Miguel’s own swing band, Siempre Swing, will present its Sock Hop at El Sindicato Friday, April 10. This bicultural 12 piece swing orchestra will accompany vocalists Mittie Roger, JK O’Donnell, and Barbara Lee, who will take you down that musical memory lane from Benny Goodman and Count Basie [...]

Danzón: Social Dance or Show Dance?


By Leonardo Rosen On February 28, 2015, the combined Grupo CEDECOM/Mercerina performed at the Muestra Nacional del Danzón de Guanajuato with the Orquesta Danzonera de José Casquera. Maestro Omar Llamas directed the group in his choreography to the danzón Anita La Tapatía. They scored a big success with the audience at the beautiful and historical [...]

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