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July 31 – August 3 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

San Francisco


 The Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Conaculta and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are pleased to introduce MEX I AM: live it to believe it a first-of-its-kind festival showcasing the best of Mexico with a multidisciplinary array of inspiring leaders from the performing arts and academia. The celebratory weekend of music, dance, theater and ideas will run from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard Street in San Francisco.

The performance line-up includes:

Thursday, July 31, 7pm – Dance & Opera Gala

Elisa Carillo –She has been dancing since the age of nine, studying at the English National Ballet School before joining the Stuttgart Ballet and, eventually, the Berlin Staatsballet.

Alfredo Daza – Baritone with the Berlin Staatsoper – A native Mexican from Puebla, Alfredo Daza made his debut in the opera world at the young age of 16, winning the Carlo Morelli National Singing Competition.

Friday, August 1, 5pm – Ideas: North & South of the Border

Horacio Franco – “The Keyboard Paths” – Flautist Horacio Franco is an internationally acclaimed master of his instrument and one of the most recognized Mexican artists in the world.

José Hernández – “Stars Harvest” – California native José Hernández was selected by NASA in 2004 to be an astronaut.

Juana Alicia – “Eloquent Walls” – Bay Area artist Juana Alicia who has dedicated her life to public art and activism. She has created murals in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

Ranulfo Romo – “Do we have free will or are we neurons’ puppets?” – International scholar Ranulfo Romo is a member of the World Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National College of Mexico.

Diana Gameros – “Melodies of a long return” – Indi Latin singer is a favorite in the Bay Area music scene.

Rosario Marin – “A leader between two worlds” – The first Mexican-American woman to serve as Treasurer of the United States.

Friday, August 1, 8pm – Music Performances

Tambuco – Percussion Ensemble – One of the most highly acclaimed percussion ensembles in the world today.

Héctor Infanzón – “Citadino”– Born in the heart of Mexico City, Héctor Infanzón is an internationally renowned jazz musician and composer who has collaborated with numerous orchestras around the world.

Saturday, August 2, 2pm – Monologue

Juana in a Million with Vicky Araico directed by Nir Paldi

A powerful award-winning monologue by Vicky Araico exploring the true stories of immigrants in the UK. Her monologue, has won the First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday, August 2, 8pm – Music Performance

Natalia Lafourcade – Mexican singer, composer, music producer and actress Natalia Lafourcade signed with Sony Music at the young age of 17, and has gone on to build a remarkable career in music, cinema and television.  A dynamic performer, Natalia has won two Latin Grammy awards for Best Alternative Album and Best Music Video.

Murcof + Simon Geilfus – An electronic audiovisual collaboration between Mexican composer Murcof and visual artist and software developer Simon Geilfus.

Sunday, August 3, 5pm – Dance Performance

60 Years of Ballet Folklórico de Amalia Hernández – This performance is inspired by the essence of Mexican folklore, recreating it with diverse techniques of classic and modern dance and transporting it to the stage with spectacular results.

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