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Campeche to mark 500 years of Spain-Mexico encounter

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Campeche will celebrate starting March 2017 the 500 years of the encounter between the cultures of Mexico and Spain, local Culture Secretary Delio Carrillo Pérez reported.

In statements issued by the Federal Secretariat of Culture, Carrillo stressed that Governor Alejandro Moreno will head the organizing committee in which the three orders of government and civic organizations will come together.

Among the activities already planned, he said, is a meeting with specialists from fortified historic cities, in which representatives from Cartagena, Panama, Santo Domingo, Havana, San Juan and cities of the Atlantic coast f the United States will participate, Notimex reported.

Baluarte San Pedro Campeche (PHOTO: Conaculta)

Baluarte San Pedro Campeche (PHOTO: Conaculta)

It also highlights an Ibero-American photography contest on the subject; A test contest for young people; A drawing contest and a children’s meeting.

Also, a commemorative medal, the edition of a postal stamp and a great multidisciplinary show that narrates the development of the artistic expression of both Spanish and local influence, over time.

The official added that talks have been held with the Spanish Embassy to generate an exchange of activities, while the National Institute of Anthropology and History is evaluating the possibility of the country’s Mayan exhibition, the language of beauty, which is currently exhibited in Verona, Italy.

Throughout the year, he explained, the dependency will promote support to the municipalities of the state through various programs that are operated through the Ministry of Culture.

For example, he said, Community Cinema on Wheels, by Alexandro Hernández Rico; Danzón campechano, by Raúl García Ruiz, an initiative that seeks to preserve traditional dances enriched with regional danzón peculiarities, among children between 6 and 12 years of age, and Pintarte, an urban art project promoted by Ramiro Hernández Bello.

Starting in February, a program of activities will be launched of the School of Artistic Initiation  with the vision of promoting the initial artistic training in children and young people in the Center of Infantile and Juvenile Culture of La Chácara .

In coordination with the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the training process will generate an approach to the visual arts, music, dance and theater as an initial experience that provides an overview of the four artistic areas, which will allow students to discover their interests and abilities in each of the disciplines during a semester.

Afterwards, the program contemplates the introduction to the artistic field, focused to develop in classical, contemporary or folkloric dance; In string instruments, percussion or breath, and piano; And in visual arts such as painting, sculpture and engraving.

Delio Carrillo emphasized that it is a new academic model that seeks to ensure that children and young people have the opportunity to be recognized the time they spend in a center of artistic studies.

“Not only in La Chácara, but also in our Center of Formation and Production of Visual Arts La Arrocera, in agreement with the National Center of the Arts (Cenart), from this semester we started with this methodology in which there will also be a common trunk and those who decide to apply to the academic program can come out with an official technical recognition in the visual arts. ”

He added that so far, they have been careful in the exercise of resources, which has resulted in recognition by the Secretary of Culture for the timely accountability.

“We want to work hand in hand with the Secretary of Culture for the benefit of society in the field of culture and the arts, this can only be possible if we work in a coordinated way between the federal, state and municipal levels, as well as encouraging and Promoting creators and organizations to join this common task. ”

Source: yucatan.com.mx


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