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The Varna Ballet company, based in Bulgaria, is touring Mexico for the first time. 

Upcoming performances include shows in Mérida on Sunday, as well as appearances in Campeche, Cancún, and Ciudad del Carmen. 

The upcoming performances will present Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with original choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

“The war in Ukraine has really complicated these types of tours for us. We had previously confirmed the participation of the Rusian Voronezh Ballet, but for obvious reasons, they were not able to come,” said tour organizer Emilia Kovac.

Nevertheless, upcoming performances will be directed by the former prima-ballerina Svetlana Tonsheva, who is herself of Rusian origin. 

The dance company, made up of influences from across the world, says it is very happy to be in Mexico and thrilled by the warm reception they have received. 

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The Varna Ballet company will also perform Swan Lake in several other Mexican cities including Xalapa, San Cristobál de las Casas, and Cuernavaca. 

Recent improvements in Yucatán’s COVID-19 pandemic have allowed for the return of large performances and concerts.

Several venues including the GNP Arena, which was closed for nearly two years, are now holding large concerts.

Among the most awaited upcoming shows are a joint performance featuring Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman, as well as two dates for the ranchera superstar Alejandro Fernandez

Despite evolving protocols in other Mexican states, the use of facemasks when outside the home remains compulsory in Yucatán, and therefore also applies to events such as concerts and recitals.

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