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TOPIC: The Biblioteca Los Mangos Benefit Performance

The Biblioteca Los Mangos Benefit Performance 2 years 9 months ago #10

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The Biblioteca Los Mangos Benefit "The Magic of the Dance" Performance-Thursday, March 26 at 8.00 p.m, 2015

A Uniquely Beautiful Modern Dance Production

by Cecile Scriban

Did you know that there's an artist 'extraordinaire' right here in town who's not only a national celebrity but also one of international fame as well ?

Unless you're familiar with the Cartelera Escénica's past season Friday evenings dance performance series at the CECATUR which dancer/choreographer/promoter Melissa Castillo Caviedes developed to showcase and provide opportunities for the many artists, acrobats, actors that have set foot on that stage while collaborating with musicians and poets, such as Ricardo Castillo, Rubén Cham and Fernando Vigueras ...., her sheer talent and drive would be to most awe- inspiring - a born dancer perfectionist blazing to the stars!

Melissa's ambitious accolades speak for themselves - forging ahead in her own creative journey from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Guadalajara, she earned a Degree in Performing Arts to perform in famous stages within Mexico - not only in Guadalajara, but also in the Extremadura in Monterrey, the Cervantino in Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, the Mayan Xcaret (near Cancun)....

Attaining international acclaim in Granada, Spain, Melissa became a leading edge performer combining contemporary dance with choreographic composition and theater. And having eagerly absorbed the classical Butoh dance, she earned her place in the famous Japanese Taiku Dance Company, and emerged as creator of aesthetic choreographic projects and performances of indescribable beauty.

Always thirsty for new teachings, Castillo spends a considerable amount of time travelling to other cities and participating in important workshops with other choreographers.

Then in a three - year 'recess', talented Melissa, inspired by a three verse “haiku” composed by Vallarta's own Rubén Cham, she'worked, explored and imagined this new lofty project'... and how !

"Foot on firm ground
Scanning the heavens
Taking flight"

In the grand finale half of this evening's program, Melissa places herself in the spotlight featuring in one of her dearest and most meaningful productions - her immortal “Scanning the Heavens” or ' Escudriñando El Cielo' in 4 distinct scenes creating pure magic in this top notch 'Thing of Beauty' with a contemporary ballet montage with fellow dancer, Elvia Lizette Ornelas, fusing movement, music and voice into one organic transporting masterpiece.

The evocative music is by local band Agavezzound and voice by Conny Celis .... a truly beautiful and most uplifting homage in loving memory of her late mother in her own transcendental flight towards Infinity.

Foot firmly residing in Vallarta however, another of Ms Castillo's numerous absorbing initiatives has to be her weekly Taller de Baile (Dance Workshop) at the beloved Biblioteca Los Mangos, our popular cultural and community center where she tirelessly teaches to both children and teenagers while raising the level and quality of this important branch of the performing arts in our city.

The Biblioteca Los Mangos is thus excited and proud to present this Spring ' La Magia de la Dance' this March 26 at 8.00 p.m in the Exposition Hall under the generous sponsorship of the grand Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Hotel of Vallarta.

This Performance starts in the first half of the program (before Intermission) with 'Seeds of the Sun' or 'Germen de Sol' her own production and choreography with a fresh and dynamic outlook exploring the poetic choreographic expressions in the origins of movement and their 'genuine intentions'.

"There is no movement for the sake of movement without a meaning to it, and thus it'is essential to get to the source of the true impulse of any movement from the simplest to the most complex" Melissa explains.

Performing this diverse triptych will be Maestra Melissa's intermediate level dancers whose ethereal yet virtuoso movements highlight the 'luminous intent' of each of the these choreographic frames -

First Light / Primer Rayo de Luz
Sunflower / Tornasol -
Sun Breeze / Brisa de Sol

with the descriptive music of Stoa, Yann Tiersen, Alex Sirvent and René Aubry

As always, our community is committed to promoting excellence in literacy, art and culture at the ever evolving and expanding BLM , while encouraging such impassioned local artists of caliber as Melissa to continue enriching the quality of our beloved PV.

Why, with this unique double deal opportunity, dear friends and visitors alike, let's go celebrate this glorious season, and support one of the most worthy good cause in town !...

Before the performance at 7.00 p.m , yes, let's meet up again for cocktails at the elegant Hotel's cash bar lobby, ( also at Intermission ), to proceed after the show, for savouries and dinner at any of the Hotel's attractive restaurants and enjoy a 20% discount on food & beverages on presentation of your hot event ticket for that day/night.

Ticket: 350 pesos ... or 400 pesos at the door

At : Bibloiteca Los Mangos - Francisco Villa : 224 9966 (also credit card)

Hotel Belmar - on Insurgentes: 223 1872

Cecilia - 226 4606
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