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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

Photo by Melania Valdez

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 [...]

Social Dance: The “Curse” Of The Cumbia

By Leonardo Rosen For those who don’t know what it is, the cumbia is a dance from Colombia that probably is the most popular social dance in Latin America, Mexico included. It has a simple “chuck-a-chuck” rhythm and its tempo never goes faster than medium. The cumbia has a magic power. It can get even [...]



By Helena Frigola HEME is the directorial debut of Alfredo Ayón, who joined the dance company at the end of 2015 and is also an interpreter in the show. The work is a journey through his experiences in Europe, including Lithuania and England, and his return to Mexico. Dance Danza Viral Presents: HEME Fri, Apr 15, [...]

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