Category archives for: Dance

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 [...]

Danzón: Happy Holy Places


By Leonardo Rosen In celebration of St. Valentine’s Day, Dr. Claudia Llanas and I had a danzón weekend in Mexico City. We decided to dance at two of the holiest shrines of the danzón in all of this country. Fortunately, these are not solemn places. On the contrary, they are full of the joy of [...]

San Miguel Etoile Performs in Mexico City


By Margaret Failoni Not long ago, I wrote an article about Nicholas (Nico) Fallon, an incredibly gifted dancer who grew up in San Miguel and whose parents still live here and were mostly responsible for the Fabrica Aurora becoming the great art center it is today. After graduating from the renowned Delfos Danza Contemporánea in [...]

Danzón: It Smells Good In Any Language


By Leonardo Rosen If you are fan of classic jazz, you will recognize the name Sidney Bechet. This all-time great with his trademark soprano saxophone started his musical career in New Orleans and finished it in Paris, France, where he was adored. Perhaps his most famous composition is Petite Fleur (Little Flower). What does this [...]

Danzón: There Goes Another Year!


By Leonardo Rosen First, I want to thank Atención and the people of San Miguel de Allende for their enthusiastic support of “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina” for nearly six and a half years. It is an honor to present this free admission dance event in the Jardín [...]

Danzón: The Secrets Of The Fan (Part 2)


By Leonardo Rosen Ladies, how many of you have had a fan? Did you gesticulate with your arm trying to get the fan to open and close, without success? Did you give up and add it to your collection of forgotten exotica? What went wrong? There are two possibilities: Either it was poorly made or [...]

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