With approximately 300 students currently enrolled in dance, theater, and music classes either via the Fine Arts Initiation School (EIAA – INBA) or directly through programs of the local Casa de la Cultura, the arts are present in Puerto Peñasco. To round out the year, the calendar bursts with various holiday presentations at the Municipal Auditorium located on Blvd. Juarez across from City Hall. Festivities began earlier this week with a youth theater presentation of a traditional “pastorela”, and are to include a chorale concert by the Municipal Music School (Dec. 12) and youth dance performances (ballet school Dec. 16 / Polynesian dance Dec. 17). All performances are open to the public; dance recitals are free while there is a 50 peso entry for Saturday’s chorale/orchestra concert. This fee, explains Music School Director Germán Esquer, will go to repairing a number of the program’s instruments.
Accompanied by staff from the Casa de la Cultura, EIAA-INBA, and local library, Nina Mier, City Director of Art and Culture, explained the Municipal Auditorium will also welcome the traditional independently performed “pastorela” (satirical holiday play) of Azucena Mazón on Dec. 20th, while the youth play will perform at community centers across the city beginning Dec. 21st. She added a “New Year’s” surprise is also in store, which should take place around Dec. 30th / 31st.
Accompanied by Avril Noriega, who serves as Director of both the Casa de la Cultura and the EIAA-INBA program in Puerto Peñasco, Mier furthered as they plan for 2016 they are set on reaching a goal of enrolling up to 1000 people in the City’s arts programs by offering additional courses for students of all ages, as well as adults.
The Casa de la Cultura is situated on Blvd. Juarez across from City Hall. Parking on street behind (Calle Luis Encinas) Stay tuned for upcoming program information!