Mother’s Day is celebrated with art and tradition

East second Sunday of May is celebrated on Mother’s Day and is celebrated with art and tradition. In this 2022, this celebration corresponds to May 8 on the calendar.

Within the framework of this celebration there is a series of artistic and cultural events that can be an option to celebrate this day with the family.

These are some events that will take place in Quito

Music with national artists

the guitars are back is the name of the concert that brings together six exponents of Ecuadorian and Latin American popular music. The Núñez Brothers, Don Medardo and his Players, Los Antares, Los Kipus, Hermanos Miño Naranjo and Trío Colonial will share the stage in a show dedicated to mothers. The show will be on May 7 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the General Rumiñahui Coliseum. Ticket on sale at Mobile Shopping El Recreo and on the La Ticketera website.

A music festival for mom This is what the Middle of the World City has prepared with two days of music, dance and tradition. On May 7, starting at 12:30 p.m., the Khuyana Kawsay Folkloric Ballet and Sayani Art and Tradition will be presented. On May 8 from 12:30 it is the turn of Diego Camacho, Banda Show 24 de Mayo, Proyecto Coraza and Kipus.

village winds It is a concert that brings together the Andean Instruments Orchestra, the Youth Choir and the Children’s Choir. The repertoire includes songs from the New Latin American Song, which emerged and was consolidated from the 1960s. The presentation will be on May 7 from 6:00 p.m. at the Mexico Theater located on Tomebamba and Antisana. Access is free until full capacity.

family theater

‘The Last Mambo’ It is a work of the actress Jenny Portilla. This family comedy evokes the traditional ‘mambera’, who tells the story of her life as a dancer, woman and mother. The last performance is May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Room Mandrakein the House of Ecuadorian Culture.

The actress Jenny Portilla is the protagonist in the play ‘The last mambo’ that is presented in the Mandrágora room. Photo: courtesy Jenny Portilla

‘Las Marujas between taitas, mamas and tereques‘ is a play with which Cleta and Abrilia want to celebrate Mother’s Day. A theatrical comedy for the whole family in which this pair of damsels will share some of their most intimate and fun anecdotes. Performances are May 7 at 7:00 p.m. and May 8 at 6:00 p.m. At the Patio de Comedias Theater, on September 18 and October 9.

‘Bear in the universe’ is a family theater play that premieres this weekend at the Humboldt Association. The play follows the story of Benny, the last polar bear who is looking for a new home after the glacier he lived on has melted. The play is presented on Saturday 7 at 11:30 and 16:00 and on Sunday 8 at 11:30 in Vancouver and Poland.

on the big screen

Wawateca is a project of the Casa de la Cultura Cinematheque that presents a double cinema function for the whole family. ‘An idea’ is an animated short film about a man trying to fill his gray world with color. ‘The children of Heaven’ is an Iranian drama about a pair of brothers from a poor family and their adventures to retrieve a pair of lost shoes. The projection will be on May 7 from 3:00 p.m. in the Homeland and December 6. Free admission until full capacity.

performing arts

‘Down hill’ is a work of National Dance Company of Ecuador Under the direction of Jorge Alcolea. This scenic piece explores the action of falling as a symbol and an enigma that resonates in human beings and their attraction to the void. The presentation is on May 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Río Coca E10-59 and Paris. Access is free until full capacity.

‘Colina Abajo’ is a work by the National Dance Company of Ecuador under the direction of Jorge Alcolea. Photo: courtesy CNDE

‘Remembering the olive tree’ and ‘Pasillando’ They are two works presented by the cast of the Ecuadorian Chamber Ballet and the Metropolitan Ballet. ‘Recordando el olvido’ fuses various sounds that reflect our culture through experiences and places in Ecuador and ‘Pasillando’ is a work that takes a tour of the corridors of yesterday and today. The evening is May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Casa de la Música concert hall, at Valderrama N32-307 and Av. Mariana de Jesús.

In the museums

In the footsteps of the tapirs: the gardeners of the forest It is an initiative of the Interactive Museum of Science and the Quito Zoo. This is a workshop to learn more about these curious animals. On May 7 at 11:00, on Sincholagua street and Maldonado avenue.

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