MÉRIDA, Yucatan, March 20, 2023.- The eleventh edition of the Yucatan International Reading Fair (FILEY) closed its doors after more than two years and returned to its on-site format, welcoming thousands of readers with the presentation of an award to the Folkloric Ballet of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) for its 40 years of trajectory.
The rector of the university, Carlos Alberto Estrada Pinto, acknowledged the commitment of the hundreds of people who for nine days supported each of the events held at the Fair and highlighted the participation of the university community in the cultural shows and book presentations.
“I appreciate and value very much all the effort made by the schools, faculties, academic units and students who were present during the FILEY. Many thanks also to all this great team and integration of artistic groups that made possible such a worthy closing of all the activities that framed the Fair,” he said.
Meanwhile, the general director of FILEY, María Teresa Mézquita Méndez emphasized that during these days it was possible to listen to great voices, get to know new ideas and perspectives, as well as learn about new literary materials.
“I want to express all my recognition to the enormous work of the team that has built, supported, reinforced and promoted the FILEY 2023 project, whether with their full 24-hour commitment or with their punctual support in actions as concrete as they are indispensable,” she said.
He also thanked the invaluable support of the Rector’s Office team, young staff, social services, interns and volunteers, technical team and service providers, who put their heart, soul and life during these days.
At the closing ceremony, the Theater Company, the Folkloric Ballet and the Jaranera Orchestra, all from the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, presented the play “Alma Peregrina 100 years”. During the show, a tribute and commemoration was made to one of the most emblematic songs of our land, “Peregrina” by Luis Rosado Vega and Ricardo Palmerín.
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