zacatecas teatro de la calle + loving Mexico
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Sep 1, 2013 3:09 PM Last Post By: zapfilms
Sep 1, 2013 11:54 AM
zacatecas teatro de la calle + loving MexicoHi everybody,
The street theatre fest in Zacatecas is short this year, from 12 - 19 October, highlights to be announced. Its typically great as weather is good, all is free and a wide variety of offerings within easy distance in the centro, cuz its street theatre its primarily visual so no translation problems. Cosmicomicos from last year: http://mexitv.com/?p=519 They are local, now international performing through SA. Usually we have one big Euro group and lots of smaller from here and abroad, facilitated by partnering with the Cervantino.
For those of you who don´t know, the MX government subsidizes art to a level unheard of in the US. In my state culture is huge, just finished the int´l blues and jazz 3 week fest, overlapping the book fest. Its an absolute heaven here for culture mavens. As with the 2 week Zacatecas Cultural Fest at Semana Santa its in Zac preferable to Gto Cervantino if you don´t fancy elbowing along narrow streets among a bunch of not-too-in-control fest-goers. We´ve got more space! Cervantino is 9 - 27 oct, do it now if you don´t have tix or hotel. totally fun but its full, loud 24x7, and you really want a decent hotel room above the fray if you are gonna stay sane. Or if you are over 35. Or normal in the sleep kinda way. Enroutesiglo have you gone? get in touch if you wanna go!
I re-fell in love with Mexico this weekend. Been here about 9.76 years straight thru so at times it becomes the new norm, as y´all know who spend lots of time here. 1st thing was I bought a little wooden round table from one of those nutcases who sell furniture off a handtruck. I always buy from them. It strikes me as the most absurd stupid biz to sell furniture in an ambulatory fashion. Like, if you are gonna sell stuff walking around, why not sell earrings? or little hard drives? or tamales? or tunas y nopales that you harvest for free - only overhead is your bucket?
Second thing is its the final day of the Thurs thru Sun "Morismas" the traditional battle between Moors & Christians - guess who wins? Yeah! It was really fun this morning to broadcast live the parade from the balcony of Mexico Explorer TV, an indy I work with, an estimated 10K participants, including babies of 2 months dressed in uniform... It is the most inaccurate silly historical tradition ever, with San Juan Bautista riding with Charlemagne against the Sultans and of course lots of harem girls, tons of horses, lots of teenage boys and girls with real gunpowder, charges over the mountaintops... Really, if anybody wants a big dose of Mexico this is it, every year last wkend in August. Here´s somebody else´s video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Drf7xBqAk ..
Sep 1, 2013 1:38 PM
1Would love to get back to the very fun and lively festival which I attended last year... paid around 500 pesos for a room in Hotel Terrasse and could not have had a better time in the city (well, except for that one... incident). Still not sure though as the country is bursting at the seams with good times the whole month, hoping to finally get to Cuetzalan. If I do make it up there you will be the first to know and Pancho will be the second!
Sep 1, 2013 3:09 PM
2No Sr. Enroute, of course and you all are invited to Zac, I was referring to being the tripod carrier for me in the Cervantino! Sometimes, like 3 yrs ago, we got a room with a SPA, holy honcho, (after 1 night in the most disgusting hostel I have ever seen) but being prensa for Cervantino has rewards....
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