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Events: Independence Day and Dance

This Week… starting September 10, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Festivals and Fiestas!

Monday (Lunes) August 27, 2012

Yucatan Living Dzan Fiesta: September 06 through September 14
This Fiesta in honor of Cristo de San Román. Dzan is located in the west-central part of the state, between Ticul and Mani. Dzan is a place you go to see archaeological zones and 17th century churches. This is truly rural Yucatan, where the people are mostly Mayans and the welcome mat is always out. A trip to Dzan is off the beaten trail, but well worth the time it takes to get there.

Yucatan Living Uman Fiesta: September 13 through September 15
This Fiesta in honor of honor of Cristo del Amor. It is a Fiesta you don’t want to miss. Three days of gremios and fairs and popular dances. Uman has it all – and is just outside of the city to the southwest.

Monday (Lunes) September 10, 2012

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Aida
During the Summer, Opera Yucatan screens repeat performances of the best loved operas of the previous season. Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.
Location: Cines Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 11, 2012

Yucatan Living Concert: Literary and Musical Tribute to Ricardo Lopez Mendez (El Vate)
Ricardo Lopez Mendez was a poet, writer, journalist, broadcaster and publicist. He was born in Izamal in 1903, the Son of Don Juan Lopez Pacheco and Francisca Mendez Palma. His love for and belief in Mexico shine on even after his death in 1989. Preview the work of Ricardo Lopez Mendez here. The concert performance tonight is by one of our all time favorite orchestras: Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. This orchestra, more than any other, represents the cultural face of the people of Yucatan. There is a local flavor and energy here that absolutely cannot be matched by anyone else. Preview the work of the Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten here.
Location:Teatro Jose Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Youth Singer Contest in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Youth Music: An Annual Festival and a Contest All in One!
State Festival of Interpreters of Popular Song and Trova Yucateca New Voices of the Mayab. This is the beginning of this festival/contest. The end will come during the State Fair in November. In the meantime, the search is on for the next generation of voices in Yucatan. What we love about both popular music and trova in Yucatan is that both are alive and ever evolving. Each generation gets to put its own stamp on the music and you have only to be here for a season to know that there are new stars born every day in Yucatan.
Location:Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Youth Music: Jovenes Nuevos Valores
While the major concert introducing the interpreters of popular song and New Voices of the Mayab is going on at Teatro Daniel Ayala, the rest of the young voices will be gathered at their usual Tuesday night venue. This is a great place to go and hear some of the rising star voices of tomorrow.
Location:Café Peña K’aay T’aan, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 12, 2012

Yucatan Living Gala Concert: XV Anniversary Universidad Modelo
This will be a performance by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan to celebrate the anniversary of one of Merida’s most well-respected universities. As always, the Artistic Director, Juan Carlos Lomonaco, and the members of the Orchestra will see to it that the evening is more than memorable.
Location:Teatro Jose Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 13, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Classic Film Festival in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Movie: The Traveling Players
(Greece, 1975). Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Starring Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan and Petros Zarkadis. During the years of dictatorship and after the Nazi occupation, a theater company dedicated itself to traveling from town to town, representing local theatrical works. Unfortunately, certain events and political conflicts always managed to disrupt the functions. Agelopoulos describes the personal tragedies of the characters, mostly made up of migrants, and sought to inject a bit of entertainment for the people.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Folk Dance: Grandeza Mexicana
This is a performance by the Alfredo Cortex Aguilar Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan. They are under the direction of Raul Castillo. Preview Grandeza Mexicana here.
Location:Teatro Jose Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) September 14, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatecan Poet Antonio Mediz Bolio

Yucatan Living Literature and Music: A Mournful Tribute to Poet Antonio Mediz Bolio
Antonio Mediz Bolio was much more than a poet! He was also a lawyer, a journalist, a Mayanist, a Mexican historian, and a politician. He was born in Merida in 1884 and died in Mexico City in 1957. During his long and illustrious career, he dominated the Mayan language and translated both Spanish into Mayan and Mayan into Spanish. He wrote poetry, theater, History, novels, essays, screen-plays, comedy, fables, zarzuela and operetta. Tonight, the musical tribute to this great Meridano will be a performance by the Orquesta Tipica Yucalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera.
Location:Teatro Jose Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: “Chorus Line”
This is a performance by the dance Company Ariadne Dance Fuzsion, under the direction of Ariadne Motilla. It is an adaptation of the musical “A Chorus Line.” As many are aware, Merida has now become a national hub for all forms of dance and, in some sectors, such as contemporary dance, actually hosts the international dance competitions. If you love dance, this is the event for you. We recommend the performance and the preview!
Preview This Group and This Performance
Location:Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale

Yucatan Living Movie: Hunter
Classic Movies in Merida Yucatan(Greece-France, 1977). Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Starring Mairi Hronopoulou and Vangelis Kazan. A group of Greek bourgeoisie hunters find a corpse half-buried in the snow and miraculously preserved by the cold. Still in uniform, the dead man seems to be one of the thousands of partisans who were killed during the Greek Civil War. The group of hunters and their wives retrace the years following the Civil war, against the disturbing presence of the corpse.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Annual Convention September 14 – 16, 2012
This year’s topic will be “Safeguard the Heart” through speeches, presentations, dramatized Bible readings, and even plays.
Location: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall in Chi Chi Suarez
Time: Call Jeff Yost for more information: 927-6817
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 15, 2012
Independence Night Festivities in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Independence Day September 15 – 16, 2012
At the stroke of midnight, on the night of September 15, the Grito de Dolores (aka El Grito de la Independencia) is celebrated as a cry that is now heard around the world. The first cry was uttered by a Roman Catholic priest in the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810 and is generally regarded as the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. There is nothing as special as being in any Mexican town center as the cry of Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! begins to make its way, literally, around the world in the 21st century. For those few moments, everyone who hears the cry is one with Mexico. Look for dancing in the street and fireworks, as well as the traditional grito, which actually for some reason is yelled at around 10 PM in Merida (so do go by then if you don’t want to miss it). The following day, September 16, is Mexico’s Independence Day and there is a parade starting early in the morning, complete with lots of citizens in Revolutionary costumes. The parade usually starts around 7 AM and goes down Paseo de Montejo towards the Plaza Grande on Calle 58.
Location: Plaza Grande Merida or in the center of any town in Mexico
Time: Festivities begin around 10:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: The Jar
Tinaja (Jar) tells the story of a woman who, on her 50th birthday, picks up a jar from her past that awakens memories of some of the most important moments of her life. That began a journey through her childhood, her youth, when she falls in love, when he has her own home, and when she finally reaches the moment when she realizes that, in spite of the errors she has made, she has overcome them all to become a human being and, although she is flawed, she has left positive imprints on the lives of others. This Japanese style dance, performed by the wonderful Grupo Odoris Desu, is under the direction of Roger Pech Sansores and should make for a wonderful evening.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales Calle 60 x 45, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available

Yucatan Living Movie: Hunter
(Greece-France, 1977). Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Starring Mairi Hronopoulou and Vangelis Kazan. A group of Greek bourgeoisie hunters find a corpse half-buried in the snow and miraculously preserved by the cold. Still in uniform, the dead man seems to be one of the thousands of partisans who were killed during the Greek Civil War. The group of hunters and their wives retrace the years following the Civil war, against the disturbing presence of the corpse.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Sunday (Domingo) September 16, 2012

Independence Day Fiestas in Merida and Yucatan

Yucatan Living Independence Day

Yucatan Living Independence Day Military Parade
Come watch The Mexican Army, Navy and Police along with students from different school perform at the Independence parade.
Location: From Monumento a la Bandera to San Juan, as Carnaval parade.
Time: 7:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: The Jar
Tinaja (Jar) tells the story of a woman who, on her 50th birthday, picks up a jar from her past that awakens memories of some of the most important moments of her life. That began a journey through her childhood, her youth, when she falls in love, when he has her own home, and when she finally reaches the moment when she realizes that, in spite of the errors she has made, she has overcome them all to become a human being and, although she is flawed, she has left positive imprints on the lives of others. This Japanese style dance, performed by the wonderful Grupo Odoris Desu, is under the direction of Roger Pech Sansores and should make for a wonderful evening.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales Calle 60 x 45, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available

 

Monday (Lunes) September 17, 2012

Yucatan Living National Holiday

 

Coming Soon
Jose Adan Perez

Yucatan Living Recital of Voice and Piano September 22, 2012
Baritone Jose Adan Perez is returning to Merida to sing! Many Yucatan Living readers will remember this remarkable young voice from his 2009 role of Figaro in the Barber of Seville, which was presented by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan. Tonight’s performance, Recuerdos, will present songs of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Cuba. It is brought to us by Opera Yucatan in collaboration with UADY. The pianist for this event is Michiyo Morikawa, who began her own career in Japan at the age of five. She is no stranger to Mexico. Read more about Michiyo Morikawa in her biography.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto UADY , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free < /p>

Yucatan Living Concert: Alejandro SanzTuesday October 16, 2012
Another great popular singer, this time from Spain, comes to Merida this fall! The title of this tour is “La Musica No Se Toca” (The Music Is Not Played). Alejandro Sanz has won fifteen Latin Grammy awards, including three times for Best Album, more than any other Latin artist. He has also won three Grammy awards, and was the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album. He is known for his flamenco-influenced ballads, but also experiments with other genres. Definitely worth seeing!! Here’s a song to whet your appetite…
Location: Estadio Kukulcan, Circuito Oriente
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at Hotel Conquistador and at ticketmaster.com.mx
Ticket Prices (in pesos): Diamond: $2,850, VIP: $1,900, Lower seats (orchestra level): $750, General: $400.

Yucatan Living Feria Yucatan at Xmatkuil
November 9 through December 2

This is Yucatan’s State Fair. The dolphins will be back, along with livestock shows and plenty of concerts. More specific information will be available as we get closer to time for the fair. This is one of the biggest events of the year, so tourists would do well to plan a trip during the fair.
Location: at the Xmatkuil Fairgrounds , Calle 50 south of the city.
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Admission: Entrance: $15 pesos per person, Parking: $30 pesos

Yucatan LivingBenefit Concert at Hacienda Ochil in Yucatan Concert + Intervention: Philip Glass + James Turrell – November 14, 2012
All funds will be donated to a foundation dedicated to preserve the Maya culture. After the concert, there will be a cocktail for all attendees.
Location: Amphitheater of Hacienda Ochil
Time: TBA
Admission: $4,000 pesos

Yucatan Living Third Jose Jacinto Cuevas National and International Piano CompetitionNovember 24 to December 1, 2012
Contestants in this competition are all world class pianists. Never miss even one of these performances! We even recommend the practice sessions! Be sure to be there on November 30, where you will be able to watch the three best of the best pianists compete for this award, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan.
Location: Yet to be announced
Time: Yet to be announced
Admission: Yet to be announced

 

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