Suzanne Salimbene presents “Keeping Dance Alive: During Covid and Into the Future” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 5, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.
The pandemic has been a disaster for all members of the performing arts, but especially for professional dancers. The dancers of Ballet de Jalisco have had a particularly difficult time and have not performed since December 2019. Assisted by several of the dancers, Suzanne Salimbene will explain how they have kept their craft alive and how they are preparing for the future. The dancers will describe and demonstrate how they first worked alone in their homes, then took classes via Zoom, and finally were able to return to the studio. Finally, there will be a glance at a very positive future growth for dance in Guadalajara with new opportunities for both dancers and audiences.
The American Legion Post 7 Chapala recently received a donation of a new pool table. Games cost ten pesos and there are presently three cues. Donations of additional cues are welcomed.
Although poker games at the Legion have resumed, all those wishing to play must show proof of Covid vaccination.
Other activities: Live music Monday to Friday from around 3 to 6 p.m. Food service Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to closing, Saturday from 9 a.m. to closing and Sunday from noon to closing.
• Mexican Manners: September 9, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
• Invitation to Lakeside: September 10, 9 a.m. to noon, via Zoom and September 13, 9 a.m. to noon, on campus.
• Jalisco Driver’s License Class, September 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. with a group visit to the licensing office September 22.
• Seminar on Last Wills and Testaments and Government Intimidation, September 17 and 24, noon to 1:30 p.m.
All classes are for LCS members only. Sign up at the office.
Lake Chapala Society will hold its 5th annual tequila tasting Friday, September 10, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Try the more than 30 different types of tequila offered by ten area distributors. Complimentary appetizers available throughout the event. All tasting tequila will be available for purchase. Tickets, 300 pesos, available at LCS offices or website.