Category archives for: Dance

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, [...]

Danzón: Lucky Seven With Flowers


By Leonardo Rosen Thanks to the present city administration, we are able to make up for the loss. Thus, we will celebrate “Lucky Seven” as part of the Feria de Candelaria in the Parque Juárez Sunday, February 7 with two shows, 1–3pm and 5–7pm. In addition, we will have, as we have had for so [...]

Casa Flamenca


By Ángela García Esperón We invite you to enjoy this unique experience to meet the “La Cueva del Duende,” where the magic of flamenco lives in every corner, and share in an intimate evening of flamenco in San Miguel de Allende. Flamenco Show Sat, Feb 6, 13, and 20, 4pm Tanque 24 Col. Atascadero 350 [...]

Danzón: The Christmas Comeback


By Leonardo Rosen Many thanks to our dear public for the success of our two events in November at the Jardín Principal and the Plaza Cívica. The events were on short notice with almost no announcement. Nevertheless, you were there! We thank Lic. Ricardo Villareal, Presidente Municipal; Arq. Gustavo Vidargas, Director de Cultura y Tradiciones; [...]

Dance: Out of the Silence


By Leonardo Rosen Thanks to the wall of silence erected by the previous municipal government, “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina” now appears on your “whatever happened to…?” list. I am very pleased to announce that there is no such thing with our new government. Arq. Gustavo Vidargas Larrea, [...]

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