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Danzón: Social Dance or Show Dance?

DANCE DANZON

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

DANCE DANZON

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

DANCE ETOILE

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

DANCE DANZON

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!

DANCE DANZON

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)

DANCE DANZON

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 [...]

Dancers!

Helena Frigola Are youlooking for a place to dance? “Bembe Social Salsa” welcomes you this November 22 with the best music for dancers. DJ Zalzorro invites you to enjoy the night dancing salsa, bachata, cha cha, and cumbia salsa. The social will begin at 8pm at El Sindicato on calle Recreo 4, Centro, in San [...]

Secrets of the Fan

DANCE DANZON

By Leonardo Rosen One of the woman’s adornments very emblematic of the danzón is the fan (in Spanish, el abanico). In this, the danzón is different from other dances like the tango or salsa where the woman does not use a fan. When properly exhibited, it enhances the beauty and elegance of the danzonera (woman [...]

Secrets of the Fan

DANCE DANZON

By Leonardo Rosen One of the woman’s adornments very emblematic of the danzón is the fan (in Spanish, el abanico). In this, the danzón is different from other dances like the tango or salsa where the woman does not use a fan. When properly exhibited, it enhances the beauty and elegance of the danzonera (woman [...]

Minuit: Theater, Dance, Song

By Helena Frigola Danza Viral launches this new show for the San Miguel de Allende public, sharing with them a whole night of theater, dance, and singing. A stage where tights, lingerie, femininity and glamor are protagonists, inviting the viewer to live a history of cabaret. Dance and Cabaret Minuit Fri and Sat, Nov 7 [...]

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