MEXICO CITY (approx).- With a press conference at the Palace of Fine Arts, the lineup for La Guelaguetza 2022 has been announced, which will return face-to-face at Cerro del Fortín in the city of Oaxaca, starting from July 25 to August 1, and with a series of previous and subsequent activities within this framework.
In the act carried out in the marble enclosure -where this year’s poster was also shown based on a “tiliche”, a character from popular culture in the town of Putla-, state authorities and federal representatives present agreed that The return of the Guelaguetza on the occasion of its 90th anniversary reflects the hope and spirit of artistic and cultural renewal in Oaxaca and in the country.
The presentation was given by Lucina Jiménez, director of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature; Alejandro Murat, Governor of the State of Oaxaca; Francisco Martínez Neri, Municipal President of Oaxaca de Juárez; Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos and Juan Pablo Guzmán Cobián, Secretary of Tourism and Economy of Oaxaca, respectively; Karla Villacaña Quevedo, head of the Secretariat of Cultures and Arts of Oaxaca; in addition to the presence of Ivette Morán, wife of the governor of this state.
There it was reported that to accompany the Guelaguetza party to be held on Monday July 25 and Monday August 1 at Le Fortin (the so-called “Mondays of the Hill”), there will be previous activities through the traditional “convites”, that is, the parades with the participating delegations that will go through the streets of the city of Oaxaca de Juárez on July 8, 9, 15 and 16.
A cultural program has also been organized with 80 activities presented by the State Secretariat for Cultures, which will take place from July 11 to August 3, where there will be dancing, concerts, conferences and exhibitions. In this context, a Mezcal Fair, which will be held from July 22 to August 3 at the Cultural and Convention Center of the entity, with the participation of 125 local and artisanal mezcal companies.
While the Municipal Presidency of Oaxaca will provide the theatrical production “Donají, the legend”, based on the story of a Zapotec princess who is the current emblem of this city, and which will be made up of 80 dancers on stage during presentations on July 24 and 31.
In terms of figures, it was mentioned that between the dates mentioned, an economic spill of 460 million pesos is expected, the participation of 152,000 people, which would represent 94% of hotel occupancy, and a total of 11,162 participants in the four presentations of the “Mondays of the Hill”, whose tickets can be purchased through the platform www.superboletos.com from May 15 with a presale cost of 1,315 pesos for section A and 1,035 pesos for section B. After this date in general price of 1475 pesos in section A and 1192 pesos in section B.