Alejandro Murat inaugurates the Álvaro Carrillo Cultural Center

  • Businessmen Carlos Slim, Alfredo Harp and Roberto Hernández attended the event.
  • The “Bolero” ballet gala was presented by the Mexican prima ballerina Elisa Carrillo.
  • This world-class venue will allow Oaxaca to host artistic expressions of the highest level such as pictorial and sculptural exhibitions, theater and dance.

Oaxaca de Juarez, Oax. November 20, 2022. As of today, Oaxaca has a new venue for artistic and cultural expressions, it is the Álvaro Carrillo Cultural Center, which was inaugurated by Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa and in which 360 million pesos were invested. , to make it a space with international standards that will allow the generation of new tourist and cultural circuits in the state.

Accompanied by the honorary president of the System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF) Oaxaca, Ivette Morán de Murat, the State President celebrated that this place will allow to expand the cultural offer and the participation of Oaxacan artists.

“We are here to pay tribute to that diversity that Oaxaca has, who with their talent have shared their talent with us, this space seeks to send a message to the whole world, that Oaxaca continues to be a benchmark in culture. We committed ourselves and in eight months we were able to finish this great work that reminds us that there is a great present for Oaxaca and for Mexico, and with that vision we know that there is a better future for Oaxaca”, expressed Murat Hinojosa.

The Head of the Executive Branch thanked the architects who conceptualized this work: Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Alberto Kalach and Tatiana Bilbao. Likewise, he thanked the presence of personalities from political, social and business life who have supported Oaxaca for six years, such as Carlos Slim, Alfredo Harp, Roberto Hernández, Fernando Landeros, among others.

On his occasion, the architect Mauricio Rocha pointed out that the seats inside this Cultural Center can easily be removed when they are not used, thus offering a larger space to visitors, in addition, the museum that will have will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

This new Cultural Center bears the name of Álvaro Carrillo in honor of one of the Oaxacan composers who have transcended borders and is a benchmark in popular music around the world, originally from Cacahuatepec, on the Costa Chica of Oaxaca. The space has a theater with a capacity for a thousand people, a movie theater, a museum, an exhibition hall, open-air public spaces; workshop, commercial, cafeteria and parking areas.

The Álvaro Carrillo Cultural Center begins operations with a cultural and dance show

As part of the inauguration of this architectural complex, an artistic and musical program was carried out in which a concert was held as a tribute to the work of Ignacio Toscano, who was a cultural promoter, creator of the Instrumenta musical program and a model of perseverance for the Oaxacan culture; Likewise, the Governor unveiled a plaque that gives its name to the “Plaza Nacho Toscano” -a space built in the courtyard of the Cultural Center-.

Subsequently, Elisa Carrillo, recognized as the best dancer in the world and prima ballerina of the state company Staatsballett of Berlin, presented herself, who offered her Dance Gala “Elisa y Amigos en Oaxaca”, with Bolero by the prominent French choreographer Maurice Béjart. Elisa was accompanied by outstanding figures of world dance such as Salenko, Marian Walter, Mikhail Kaniskin, Iana Salenko and Dinu Tamazlacaru.

The program included the moving intervention of Mario Carrillo Inchaústegui, son of the Oaxacan composer Álvaro Carrillo, who interpreted “Sabor a mí”; also the exhibition “We are voice”, a sample of the mural work of the Oaxacan artist collectives directed by the painter Guillermo Roel.

The new Álvaro Carrillo Cultural Center contributes to the beautification of the western area of ​​the Historic Center and constitutes a legacy that recognizes the importance of providing quality recreational and cultural activities to both the Oaxacan population and visitors.

The place is located on the Calzada Francisco I. Madero corner with Avenida Tecnológico, where the Álvaro Carrillo Theater, the Secretary of Cultures and Arts of Oaxaca and the Monte Albán Exhibition Center were formerly located.

Additionally, the State Government included the rescue and modernization of the Monument to the Mother, a recreation space for the families that live in the area and whose work was carried out by the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the State of Oaxaca (Inpac).

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