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Springtime Danzon at El Sindicato

By Leonardo Rosen First, I want to thank everybody who came to the Club de Danzón “Mercerina” event that was shared with the Ballet Folklorico of the Casa de la Cultura of San Miguel at the Oratorio Church on April 7. Unfortunately, our hosts at the church had problems with their sound system that delayed [...]

International Dance Day 2018!

By Margot Sunev Calling all movers and shakers! International Dance Day is here again. This year marks the 6th Annual Dance Day Celebration: a day of free classes with some of SMA’s best instructors. I sat down with Patty Arrieta, Artistic Director of Danza Arrieta Dance, to get more info.   Margot Sunev: What classes [...]

Danzón at the Church of the Oratorio

By Leonardo Rosen The Club de Danzón “Mercerina” has been invited to perform in the atrium of the Church of the Oratorio at the Fiesta de Nuestro Señor de la Misericordia. It is an honor for us to be part of a religious tradition of San Miguel de Allende—Muchas gracias to Señora Guadalupe Robles and [...]

True Flamenco: “Gitanerías” at the Ángela Peralta Theater

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By Ian Iracheta Black sounds. Wailing. Loneliness of loneliness, all is loneliness. The soul that is carried forth on guitar strings, in a universal language. This is the call of flamenco, a river that drags fortune downstream, the magical architecture of India, the Muslim prayers at the minarets, and a pure spiral of singing in Sefarad, the [...]

Danzón: ¡Muchas Gracias, San Miguel!

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By Leonardo Rosen I want to thank all the participants—Mexican and foreign, young and old—for the great success of our dance event “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina” on Sunday, February 18, 2018. It is a pleasure to return to the supportive atmosphere of El Sindicato. I wish to [...]

Ángela la Yerbabuena’s Gitanerías

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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

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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 [...]

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