More than 1,500 artists will participate in Mérida´s “Cultural Autumn 2015,” bringing 59 musical performances, 14 dance recitals, 26 plays and a major visual art exhibition to the White City from Sept. 18 to Oct. 11.
The festival´s curtain will rise Friday Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in Jose Peon Contreras Theater with the multidisciplinary concert “Toh / Messenger” by Nelson Cepeda performed by the Typical Orchestra of Yukalpetén (OTY) and guest artists.
The festival will feature more than 100 free events and 1,512 artists, including the Contemporary Ballet “Endedans”of Cuba. The 24-day arts festival consolidates the state of Yucatan as a center of culture in the southeastern Mexico region.
Roger Metri Duarte, Yucatan´s secretary of culture and arts, said that like last year, Cultural Autumn will be held in venues throughout Merida´s Historic Center, which seeks to help generate a new dynamic in this area of the city.
The events will take place in theaters including “Jose Peon Contreras”, “Armando Manzanero” and “Daniel Ayala Pérez” as well as in alternative spaces “Libertad” belonging to the University Center “Felipe Carrillo Puerto,” “La Rendija”, “Casa Tanicho “and” Fantasio. ” There will also be events at the House of Culture of the Mayab.
In total, there will be 59 musical performances, 14 dance performances, 26 plays, and a conference and an art exhibition, “Colors and Lines,” by Gabriel Ramirez Aznar.
Dance groups participating include Mérida´s City Ballet, under the direction of Erika Argüelles, as well as the Classical Dance Company and Classic Ballet, both of Yucatán, under the direction of Juan González y Alma Rosa Cota, respectively.
International dancers will particpate. Among these are two performances offered by the Contemporary Ballet “Endedans” of Cuba, with the show “Live, live” to be held in “Armando Manzanero” Theater on Sunday Oct. 11 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
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