In this season of National Holidays, the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City will have, through its different venues, plays and concerts, as part of the face-to-face offer to resume cultural and artistic life in the capital with the pertinent sanitary measures.
At Esperanza Iris City TheaterOn Friday the 17th at 8:30 p.m., you will be able to see El México de yesterday, a show presented by the Ensamble de México.
The public will enjoy an evening full of romanticism, with melodies by authors such as Jorge del Moral, Alfonso Esparza Oteo, Enrique Mora and Manuel M. Ponce, performed by soloists, accompanied by piano and psaltery, an emblematic instrument of the music that prevailed. in the elegant salons of the country at the beginning of the 20th century.
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In addition, at the Donceles venue on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, at 6:00 p.m., the sixth World Bolero Festival, with the artistic direction of the renowned singer Rodrigo de la Cadena.
In this edition, the festival celebrates Latin American romanticism in two different concerts, in which more than 20 artists will participate on stage, from five countries. The international meeting will be dedicated to the singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero and the artists who died during the pandemic.
At Benito Juárez Theater (Villalongín 15, colonia Cuauhtémoc), until October 3 (Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm) will be presented “On Mars, sunsets are blue”, a children’s play directed by Hasam Díaz that addresses the possibility of recognizing other ways of building a family.
In this theatrical space it will also be possible to see, from September 17 to 19 (Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 p.m.), the musical program “Ecos para four guitarras”, directed by Diego Emerith, with the Orishas Quartet. The group will present an eclectic recital, made up of works by composers from different parts of the world.
The program will feature an interpretation of works ranging from the symphonic poem Danza macabra, by Camille Saint-Säens, to the Latin Rituals quartet, which will be premiered in this series of concerts.
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While in the Sergio Magaña Theater (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 114, Santa María La Ribera neighborhood), also until October 3 (Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.), performances of the children’s play Niña de la guerra, by Berta Hiriart, will be offered. with the company La Gorgona Teatro. The proposal recalls the importance of empathy between human beings, in a montage that mixes puppets and actors, and that puts topics such as war, forced displacement, migration and social resilience on the table.
Also in this venue of the Capital Ministry of Culture, from September 17 to 19 (Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 p.m.), “Mexican Portraits” will be presented, a concert-tribute to loved ones , through the Mexican music of artists such as Manuel M. Ponce, Blas Galindo, Felipe Villanueva and Marcos Sotelo.
Finally, on Saturday 18 at 5:00 p.m., at the Fábrica de Artes y Oficios (Faro) Cosmos (Calzada México-Tacuba, Tlaxpana neighborhood, near the Normal Metro), of the Lighthouse Network of Mexico City, will present “Cirque Trois” (Circus of Three), a clown circus show for all audiences with the company La Narí, whose vocation is to promote laughter and fight against bad humor, based on the art of comedy, circus and pantomime.
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In all face-to-face activities, sanitary measures are followed such as the 75 percent capacity, permanent use of face masks, healthy distance, temperature measurement, application of antibacterial gel and QR code registration upon admission.