Saltillo’s 445th anniversary will arrive with a great celebration, full of art, music and proposals never before seen in the city. The International Festival of the Arts Saltillo, is the event that from July 17 to 25 will present 116 activities in all corners of the city, to celebrate another year of existence of the capital of Coahuila.
At a press conference, the Municipal Presidency of Saltillo, through the Municipal Institute of Culture, announced the details of this billboard that, although it will bring artists of international stature, focused its efforts on giving visibility and space to local creatives.
“That is what we want Saltillo to experience, a celebration, a party where each and every one of the inhabitants of this city feels immersed in this great celebration of our Saltillo”, explained the director of the IMCS, Leticia Rodarte Rangel, regarding the change of name and image that was previously known as the Saltillo International Culture Festival.
“From the beginning we have sought for this to be a very inclusive administration and the doors have been opened to our entire artistic community, to receive all the projects that they will see crystallized in this festival,” he added.
In this sense, they highlighted that of the 1,987 participating artists, 1,862 are from Saltillo, which represents almost 90% of the total. But this inclusion is not limited to the presence of local talent, but also to the areas that will have access to these activities.
“It is a festival that will be throughout the city. We are not going to limit ourselves to a single square, which would traditionally be the part of the Historic Center, in which there will also be activity, but we are going to have it throughout the entire city, to the north, south, east and west, in 52 spaces and stages”, he explained.
Thus, it will have a presence in 52 spaces, including theaters, auditoriums and other traditional venues, but also in community centers, public squares and ejidos, to serve the bulk of the citizenry.
As for international artists, he highlighted DJ Mariana Bo, originally from Culiacán, Sinaloa, who has participated in festivals such as Tomorrowland, is one of those who leads the lineup of guest artists. Her musical proposal mixes the sounds of the violin and electric violin and live percussion.
“I was pleasantly surprised at the work that has been done in terms of cinema in our city. This is why we have decided to carry out our own productions”, Rodarte Rangel pointed out about the film offer that will be at the festival.
The main of the new productions is “Historias en Peltre”, a short film based on three stories by the writer Luz María Fuentes de la Peña, whose premiere will be on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Cinépolis Plaza Patio Saltillo. For this, as for other events with limited capacity, but free admission, courtesy passes will be delivered at the facilities of the Casa Purcell Cultural Center.
As far as the theater is concerned, we will be able to see again some of the works that were part of the Municipal Theater Festival “Bertha Leticia Villalobos Delgado”, such as the winner for Best Staging “Irina”, directed by Armando Tenorio, or the winners for Best Direction and Best Actress, respectively, “Mis Hijos Eran Todos” and “Roma al final de lavía”.
The IMCS will also present some of its productions, such as the musical theater play “Cinderella” performed in coordination with Cuarta Pared Teatro, which will premiere on July 23 and 24, as well as the show “The Magic of Disney”, with the Children’s Musical Theater Company and Scenic Space, on July 20, both at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Fernando Soler City Theater.
The festival will begin on Sunday the 17th at 7:30 p.m. with a parade along V. Carranza Boulevard, where motorcycle clubs, collector cars, charrería groups, universities and the city council will participate, an evening that will conclude with the presentation of the videomapping that It will be held every day until July 24, on the facade of the Ateneo Fuente, a show that will have three performances starting at 9:00 p.m. and will tell the story of Saltillo.
You can consult the complete billboard on the IMCS social networks.