Category archives for: Dance

Danzón: “God bless the child……”

DANCE DANZON

By Leonardo Rosen I’m borrowing the title of a Billie Holiday song, “God Bless the Child that’s Got his Own”. It is my privilege to present two beautiful children who have definitely got their own in the danzón. They are Ana Sofía Arteaga Muñoz, nine years old, and Joan Yaír Casiano Moreno, ten years old. [...]

Danzón: we’re back with sweet passion!

DANCE DANZON

By Leonardo Rosen Our events in the Jardín, “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina” have been effectively suspended since a last moment cancellation by the authorities this past March 9. We never received a proper explanation for this. Maybe there isn’t any. I was ready to stop making the [...]

“Dance of the Goddess” to be performed at Teatro Ángela Peralta

DANCE BELLY

By Jenny Purdue Women begin belly dancing for many reasons, but seldom because they are pregnant. Yet that’s the case with Elsanne Barrows, who primarily danced tango, but needed a dance form she could participate in until her baby was born. Now, nearly 10 years later, Barrows has become the recognized expert in teaching “tribal [...]

Swan Lake on Chapultepec Lake

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By Oswaldo Mejía The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Institute of Fine Arts) and the Compañía Nacional de Danza (National Dance Company) will perform Swan Lake during its 38th season, to be held on the lower lake island of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. There will 19 performances of the classic ballet by Pyotr [...]

Danza viral

DANCE VIRAL

By Nicolas Fallon If you had no watch and found yourself in the “zero hour,” you wouldn´t know exactly if it was dawn or nightfall… Dance Danza Viral presents: Zero Hour Mon, Apr 7, 7pm Teatro Ángela Peralta Danza Viral presents the premiere of their new work Zero Hour, April 7, at the Teatro Ángela [...]

Dances from the Indian Raj at Shelter Theater

DANCE INDIAN

By Yaya Silva Mother-daughter duo Anuradha Naimpally and Purna Bajekal, will offer classes and perform the beautiful Bharata Natyam classical dance of India and original contemporary pieces for the first time ever in San Miguel at Shelter Theater, March 28 and 29 at 7 pm and March 30 at 5pm. Based in Austin TX, Anuradha [...]

Brújula, Flamenco Dinámico

By Helena “Flamenco is part of our cells, however, we love research in movement, space and information. Our work starts from a concept and travels through it, receiving particular colors, shapes and sensations. At Brújula we are two hostesses and many guests; depending on the project, we work with artists from different trends. We do [...]

Danzón: Candelaria con cadencia

By Leonardo Rosen As we have done for years, the Club de Danzón “Mercerina” presents: “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables” as part of San Miguel de Allende’s famous Feria de la Candelaria 2014. This year, to paraphrase the Beatles, “We get by with a lot of help from our friends.” That is to say, [...]

Social dance and cultural body language

DANCE DANZON

By Leonardo Rosen You are watching two couples dancing. One couple does all the steps correctly and has good rhythm. However, what they are doing somehow doesn’t look right in relation to the music that’s playing. The other couple also does the steps right and has good rhythm. However, this couple looks wonderful in relation [...]

Aires Flamencos in Teatro Ángela Peralta

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By María García Esperón A blur of fingers fights against the strings in a guitar, resonant strumming in cahoots with the sound of palms and jaleos furnish the backdrop to the harmonious knife of the vox humana with which the cantor tears apart the veil of mystery. Arms are raised as the uproarious taconeo plunders [...]

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