MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazatlan kicks off its travel season with music, art and dance, as city and state cultural organizations join forces to present an arts extravaganza that runs October through December 2010. The three-month-long series takes travelers and locals on a cultural journey – showcasing opera, folkloric and contemporary dance, concerts, art exhibits, children's shows, and more – in unique historical venues.
"Mazatlan is proud of its rich cultural heritage," says Carlos Berdegue, vice president, Mazatlan Hotel Association. "We continually strive to provide world-class entertainment filled with color and joy. Travelers and locals here enjoy an eclectic calendar of performances, with most events taking place in Old Mazatlan, the city's charming historic district."
Located in the heart of Old Mazatlan, the Angela Peralta Theater is the city's cultural hub. This landmark theater, built in the 19th-century, has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur by the city and its residents. With its fanciful neo-classical architecture and 21st-century comforts, the Angela Peralta treats audiences to all kinds of performances: musicals, films, ballet, plays and concerts from classical to jazz and pop, among others.
The destination's 2010 cultural series premiered this month at the Angela Peralta with a tango show, "Milonguera," sponsored by the Artistic Sinaloa Society. At center stage was Mora Godoy, the acclaimed Argentine dancer who has performed alongside such legends as the Rolling Stones. Also this month, the Angela Peralta was filled with the music of local choral groups, Guillermo Sarabia's Choir and the City's Arts and Center Children's Choir. In a performance promoted by the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan, the singers wowed the crowd with songs from Latin American folklore and traditional Mexican hits.
The enchantment continues this fall and winter at the Angela Peralta, home to Delfos Contemporary Dance Company, one of Latin America's most significant contemporary dance companies. The internationally acclaimed company treats travelers and locals to frequent performances throughout the travel season.
Lovers of fine art will find much to explore Fridays throughout November, when Old Mazatlan's art galleries open their doors for free tours, exhibits, and lectures by visiting and local artists. Art and music spill onto Old Mazatlan's cobblestone streets and plazas as well, with free outdoor concerts as part of Mazatlan's standing ovation for the arts. Visit www.gomazatlan.com.