Bilingual Foundation of the Arts

presents

 

"Salón México"

Directed by Margarita Galban

 

Presented En Español

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $20.00

Seniors: $15.00

Students & Educators: $5.00


 


Un legendario lugar en donde el Danzón era el Key

En los turbulentos años 30 existía en Mexico DF un lugar en donde gente de todos los estratos sociales se reunían con un solo fin: bailar el ritmo sensual del danzón. En este mítico lugar, cada noche se congregaban políticos, millonarios, empresarios, artistas, obreros, ladrones y hasta los criminales más buscados de la ciudad con el solo propósito de ser los mejores bailarines y seducir a alguna de las bellas danzoneras. Era habitual ver entre los clientes a personajes como el muralista Diego Rivera, el director de cine Emilio “el Indio” Fernandez, el productor Juan Orol. El compositor Aaron Capland, Etc. Ese legendario lugar era el famosísimo “Salón México”.

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (BFA)  presentará el esplendor  y la sordidez de  “Salón México”.  Música, intensas pasiones y un misterio por resolver construyen una historia en la cual el danzón es elemento principal.

La audiencia será testigo de una noche frenética en la cual un concurso de danzón desata un torbellino de pasiones. Paco y Mercedes, los mejores danzoneros del club, deciden por diferentes razones entrar al concurso sin imaginarse que el tan ansiado premio los conducirá a un trágico desenlace.

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A legendary place where the Danzon was the King

In the turbulent 1930’s in Mexico City, a very popular night club existed where people of all social spheres would congregate with the sole idea of dancing the sensual rhythm of the Danzon. The mythical nightclub was filled each night with politicians, millionaires, entrepreneurs, artists, laborers, thieves and even the most sought after criminals of that time. All wanted to dance the Danzon, and be the best dancers in the city, or to seduce one of the beautiful women who were found there. It was not unusual to find Diego Rivera the famous Mexican muralist there, or the film director Emilio “el indio” Fernandez, or the producer Juan Orol, or the composer Aaron Copland. That famous nightclub was called Salón México.

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts will produce the play Salón México in all its splendor and secrets. Music, intense passions and a mystery that must be solved make up the story in which the Danzon is the principal player.

The audience will witness the frenetic night in which the Danzon contest unleashes a whirlwind of passion. Paco and Mercedes, the best Danzon dancers in the club, decide for different reasons to enter the contest, without imagining that the quest for the prize would take them to a tragic outcome.

 

Sponsored by The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Garrett & Hartley Faculty Master Homes, Ortiz Programs, Whittier Scholars Program, and the Department of Modern Languages.

 

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