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Canadian Cirque Alfonse offers an acrobatics show never seen before in Mérida

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 From Canada to Mérida, Cirque Alfonse conquered with balance, skill, acrobatics, and loads of joy in its first presentation at the Mérida Fest 2024.

Led by seven acrobat artists and three musicians, the show covered different circus arts in which the guests gave the city a joyful night with “Barbu: Electro Trad Cabaret.”

When talking about circus art, one expects to see a tent, however, the company took over with its art a stage installed on the esplanade of the Parque de la Paz, next to La Peni, where the first immersive park is located. and inclusive of America. There the artists performed different performances with skates, on the floor, on mats, hair balance, and even juggling with glasses, hats, clubs, golf clubs, and ping pong balls.

The show, which lasted just over an hour, was accompanied by projections in each act and live music, with wind instruments, brass, and more, intermingling sounds, noises, and songs to reinforce the show.

The Quebec artists took up elements of the circus of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in the style of the cabaret circus, with contemporary elements, where there was no shortage of the cheerful jester who filled moments of joy between each act; also female contortionists who surprised with their flexibility, magic, ribbons and aerial circus art.
The circus art experience with Cirque Alfonse can be enjoyed until Sunday the 14th, at the same park headquarters.

On the other hand, this Saturday, January 13, the book “Six Weeks in China” will be presented, the work of Dr. Luis Ramírez Carrillo who will share his experiences of a trip through the Asian continent and how China has been transformed in recent decades. The activity will take place at the José Martí Cultural Center, at noon, in the “Voz Viva” program.

The Ballet Gala (With and without tutu), promises two great nights of lots of classical dance. Under the direction of Mr. Víctor Salas, 14 dancers will present duets of well-known classical and contemporary choreographies and soloist variations.
The performances will be this Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th, at the Daniel Ayala Pérez Theater. Admission is free, but it is recommended to arrive early to grab a spot.

The show was created for the Mérida Fest, they will be unique presentations since prestigious dancers from the National Ballet of Cuba participate, with its director and prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés, as well as soloists from the National Ballet of Monterrey, the National Dance Company, and young people talents from Universo Dancístico and ABC Danza de Mérida.

The repertoire includes; Entrée, Love Fear Loss, The Death of the Swan, LOVE, Spartacus, Planimetry of Movement, Le Bourgeois, Variation de la Fille Mal Gardée, Flames of Paris, and Carmen.

In the second weekend of Mérida Fest 2024, you can also enjoy, on Saturday the 13th, local emerging music with Photon Kid, Kafi, Evverest, and nationals such as Rostro del Sol (from Mexico City) and Timoneki (Puebla), starting at 5 in the afternoon, at the end of Paseo de Montejo.
This same day, the Running with Lobas collective offers a scenic experience on foot through Mérida, in the “Walkers, Towards the Encounter” tour, in which three women, from 1916, take part, arriving in the city to participate in the First Feminist Congress of Yucatán.

This weekend, the Fernando Castro Pacheco Cultural Center will host the children’s theater and music show “Impro, Maroma y Teatro”, with Kokone, while the auditorium of the Olimpo Cultural Center will host the great children’s musical “La Cucarachita Martina” and “Cinderella…according to The Beatles”, by the La Colmenita theater group, from Cuba.

Music will have more presentations at the city festival with the City Choir in the concert “Bonito y tasty”, under the direction of Nidia Góngora and as a guest the Cuban teacher Maribel Nodarse Valdés, at the Palacio de la Música, and the “Divertimento” concert with “Las Yucatecas de Hoy” in the Parque de la Alemán.
The first presentation of the Night of Cultures at the Mérida Fest will welcome the group Flamenco de Caí by Joaquín Linera (from Spain) and the Almandari Ensemble with “Sonidos del alma”, a concert of classical compositions from Morocco, Turkey, Syria and Egypt, in the Plaza Grande.

On Sunday, Mérida prepares to receive the Failde Orchestra, a group originally from Matanzas, Cuba, with its rhythms such as danzonete, mambo chachachá, boleros, Cuban charanga, and more.

On the site www.merida.gob.mx/meridafest you will find the complete schedule of activities for the Mérida Fest, The City Festival, An International Festival, which will continue until January 24. All shows are free admission.

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