Category archives for: Dance

Ángela la Yerbabuena’s Gitanerías


By Ian Iracheta Originally from India, the Roma got the name “Gypsies” from a region in Greece called “Little Egypt” for having similar geographical proportions to the land of the Nile. The Roma were called Egyptians for a while, and afterwards, the natural evolution of the word gave us the term with which we are [...]

Danzón: Same Dance, Now Different Place


By Leonardo Rosen We are in our tenth year of “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina,” a very popular public social-dance event. However, it will not be presented this time in the Jardín Principal, which is under government administration. Workshop The Basics of Latin Dance, from Danzón to Salsa [...]

International Dance Day 2017!

International Dance Day Celebration A Day of Free Dance Classes in Honor of International Dance Day 11 great San Miguel teachers, 15 dynamic classes Sat, Apr 29, 10am–7pm El Sindicato Recreo 4 Free By Margot Sunev International Dance Day is upon us once again, and you don’t want to miss the celebration! Patty Arrieta, Artistic [...]

La Magia del flamenco

Por María García Esperón Arte misterioso como pocos, el flamenco sintetiza tradiciones milenarias, músicas y danzas de diversas culturas. Los gitanos procedentes de la India encontraron en Andalucía la herencia de griegos y fenicios, romanos y vándalos, árabes y judíos. Los herreros gitanos eran a su vez herederos de los alquimistas orientales y parte de [...]

Danzón: The Big Eighth in the Jardín

By Leonardo Rosen El Danzón Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina presented its first admission-free event in the Jardín Principal of San Miguel de Allende on July 8, 2008. For six years, it was our custom to celebrate our anniversary during the Fiestas Patrias in September. Due to a total breakdown of [...]

Reflections on My Life in Danzón

By Leonardo Rosen I fell in love with the music of the danzón in New York City many years ago. The trouble was that nobody there knew how to dance it. It arrived in Mexico from Cuba about 130 years ago. Also, it is virtually unknown outside those two countries. I finally got my opportunity to learn [...]

Danzón Is Good Business!

By Leonardo Rosen Danzón is good business. No, not here in San Miguel. For most native Sanmiguelenses, it is something from the old days that nobody does now. Most foreign residents have never heard of it, since it virtually doesn’t exist outside of Cuba and Mexico. Thus, how could they possibly know that on the [...]

Danzón: Ups and Downs

By Leonardo Rosen It was good to see everybody at our two events of El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina in April. We had newlyweds who wanted to do their first married dance with us, and we had a 96-year-old señora who danced and sang. These were golden moments. [...]

Danza Viral’s HEME

By Margaret Failoni I just came home from HEME, a fantastic, far too short, exciting, exhilarating, beautifully produced dance performance at the Teatro Ángela Peralta by our own home grown, brilliant performers, the Danza Viral. The performance started out with a video on a huge screen of a dancer greeting the audience, and in a [...]

International Dance Day 2016

By Margot Sunev International Dance Day was established by the International Dance Council CID. Recognized by UNESCO, the CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries. In 1982 the CID chose April 29 as the official world dance day. International Dance Day 2016 Fri, Apr 29, 10am–8:30pm El Sindicato Recreo [...]

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