From 23 to 29 April we invite you to enjoy the Jose Limon Festival 2018 which, as in previous years, will bring the best of dance reflected in impeccable performances that will take place in the main venues of the State of Sinaloa, such as: Pablo de Villavicencio Theater in Culiacan and the Angela Peralta Theater in the port of Mazatlan.
The Jose Limon Festival was created in 1986 with the aim of promoting and spreading the figure and artistic legacy of Jose Limon in the state of Sinaloa, counting since then with prominent creators and performers of contemporary dance.
Who was Jose Limon?
Born in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa on 12 January 1908, who immigrated to the United States in 1918 where, after finishing high school and studying art, he discovered his vocation for dance in New York City. Since then, Jose Limon worked to vindicate the masculine gender in modern dance, developing specific execution techniques and the conception of choreographic pieces such as Dos preludios (Koven, 1931) and Danza de la Muerte (1937) considered masterpieces. Likewise, the love for dance led him to create his own Jose Limon Dance Company, who was the first American modern dance group to go on tour abroad.
Soon we will announce the official program of the Jose Limon Festival 2018… wait for it!
As part of the cultural and artistic activities that will be held in the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa from 13 to 18 April by the Tourism Tianguis 2018, state authorities confirmed the special participation of Cirque du Soleil in a private event at the Angela Peralta Theater and the presentation of the American band of the Creedence Clearwater Revival in a unique open-air show with which for the first time there will be an inclusive Tourism Tianguis for citizenship.
The opening ceremony of the Tourism Tianguis of Mexico will take place on April 15 at 6:00 pm at the Angela Peralta Theater with the special performance of the Cirque du Soleil cast, the Camerata Mazatlan, Delfos Contemporary Dance, among other artists.
At the same time there will be an exhibition of the Mazatlan’s Carnival with 15 allegoric cars, sovereigns, comparsas, music and a replica of the Naval Combat (fireworks).
On the other hand during the special dinner that will be offered at the Mazatlan’s levee, a show entitled: This way there is sung in Sinaloa which will be the perfect setting to welcome the Convention Participants.
Undoubtedly, the Tourism Tianguis of Mexico will promote Mazatlan in the world as not only a sun and beach destination, but as the capital of culture and the arts.
Spring begins and with it the Spring Season 2018 organized by the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan that aims to give continuity to the artistic and cultural billboard that is offered in Mazatlan.
As every year nationally and internationally recognized artists come together in this cultural festival that you can’t stop enjoying.
We share with you the official Calendar of the Spring Season 2018
Under the production and direction of the baritone Adan Perez, with the special participation of the Folkloric Ballet of Cultura led by Maestro Javier Arcadia, the folklore of Sinaloa will be present at the Cherry Blossom Charity Ball on April 6 in the city of Tokyo, Japan.
The Cherry Blossom Charity Ball is a charity gala organized by the International Ladies Benevolent Society, which is a foundation sponsored by the Japanese Imperial Court that is integrated by the wives of ambassadors from different countries. Year after year the Japanese Imperial Court held a musical gala to raise funds and on this occasion gave their confidence to Mexico for the organization.
Adan Perez is a world-renowned Mexican artist who also produced a beautiful musical show at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan for the centenary of the birth of Pedro Infante.
The inclusion of Sinaloa to this project is achieved through the Embassy of Mexico in Japan whose head is the Dr. Carlos Almada Lopez who born in Sinaloa.
It should be noted that in order to raise funds to finance their trip today, Friday March 9, Adan Perez together with the Folkloric Ballet of Cultura Mazatlan and the energy of Banda Legal will offer a colorful musical show at the Angela Peralta Theater entitled “Al son que me toquen” where dance expressions from Jalisco, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Sinaloa will be part of the musical.
So if you have the opportunity, support and enjoy “Al son que me toquen” this Friday from 8:00 pm at the Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan.
In coming days will begin the creation of the Cultural Innovation Center of Mazatlan (CICMA), which will be located in the Historic Center where Bank Banorte used to be, whose financial group donated the property to contribute to the conservation and promotion of the Historic Center project of Mazatlan.
The Cultural Innovation Center of Mazatlan (CICMA) will be structured on two levels, on the ground floor will be placed the artistic robotics rooms, virtual reality, 3D art station, dance, music, film, theater, the dialogue rooms, space for art and diversity, gallery of temporary exhibitions and space of tourism and community.
On the top floor there will be the workshops of ideas and ingenuity, plastic arts, audiovisuals, ecology and nature, the technological literacy classrooms, international education, entrepreneurship, the craft of art and history and a permanent gallery of the history of Mazatlan.
The CIC Mazatlan project seeks to strengthen the sense of belonging and identity of the Sinaloenses to become a point of reference and entertainment for the national and foreign tourism.
Congratulations for these great projects that come to strengthen the cultural and tourist offer of Mazatlan!
One of the traditions of Mexico most deeply rooted in the central and southern part of the country is the celebration of the Three Wise Men.
The Three Wise Men Day is commemorated on January 6 and is a long awaited date for the youngest of the Family since it is customary that the Three Kings of the East: Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar leave gifts for the children in their homes.
The celebration of the Wise Men goes back to the first years of evangelization of the New World where the story tells that Three Kings, guided by a bright star and mounted on a camel, a horse and an elephant, took their journey to adore the Baby Jesus and bring him gifts: gold for being king, myrrh for being a man and incense for being God.
Later after the opening of gifts, family and friends gather to share the traditional Rosca de Reyes (kingcake) accompanied by a chocolate or atole drink. Each guest must split their own portion of the kingcake since the one who has the fortune to take the doll (a plastic representation of the Baby Jesus) will have good luck all year and will have to offer a party with tamales and atole on February 2, Day of the Virgin of Candelaria.
Know and enjoy the traditions of Mexico and do not miss the opportunity to try our traditional Rosca de Reyes!