The 38th edition of the International Cervantino Culture Festival (FIC) is being held October 13 to November 7, 2010, in Guanajuato, Mexico. It will bring together some 3,161 artists from the fields of opera and music as well as studio, performance, and audiovisual arts.
Consuelo Sáizar, President of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) explains that in 2010, the council took major steps towards rethinking and revaluating Mexican history in order to better understand the present and get a clearer picture of the future. She added that the Festival will be an opportunity for the three guest countries (Chile, Argentina, and Colombia) to share an event as well as a common desire for liberty going back 200 years.
FIC Director Lidia Camacho states that some 160 musical shows will be performed over 26 days, covering styles ranging from traditional and classical music to rock, electronica, and jazz. The event will also feature dance, theater, circus, opera, film, and youth events.
In the field of dance, for example, there will be performances by Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre—one of the world's great modern dance companies— Israel's Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, and Québec's Compagnie Marie Chouinard.