Sunday, November 10, 2013

Posada at the Juarez: A worthy follow up to the Cervantino

I didn't think to take my camera to the Juarez last Thursday because taking pictures there is against the rules, but others more savvy had a great time afterward in front of the theater where the cast members were happy to be photographed with their fans.

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The show, sponsored by the Instituto de Cultura of Aguascalientes, the birthplace of the influential printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada, was outstanding in all respects: huge fragments from Posada prints as the background, dancers in black with superimposed skeletons, three choreographers-classical, contemporary and modern, and of course Posada and La Catrina. No wonder the audience loved it. I know I did.