Dance to the rhythm of the Brukdown! And that is what the San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival is all about – Celebrating the cultural heritage that brings us together as one. Beautiful and magnificent dances and presentations ignited the stage and kicked off the 20th Anniversary of the Festival with the vivid celebration of our music and soul which was simply sensational from beginning to the very end.
The eight lovely beauty ambassadors of the participating countries opened the show with a bang- a dance presentation of the International flags including Belize. They were flirted and brought to the spotlight by the dancers of Grupo Crash of El Salvador. The San Pedro Dance Company then delighted the spectators amidst cheers and applause as they showed off their latest repertoire costumes, gracefulness, and rhythm.
Mouths dropped open as the Belize Dance Company took center stage with a wide repertoire of Brukdown, Punta and pulsating Afro/Belizean modern dances. They were exhilarating, and captivated the attention of spectators who were generous with their applause and cheers. It was like nostalgia when we saw them walking off stage. Following them was the renowned group Crash of El Salvador. As usual, they needed no “big-up” introduction as they immediately took care of the spotlight with at least 40 minutes of constant invigorating movement to the rhythm of regional and modern music that simply had all the spectators moving on their seats. Ironically, while Crash was on stage, everything just flared up at the festival show grounds.
The group Kese Kese Percusion of Mexico entertained the spectators magnificently close to midnight while everyone anxiously awaited the appearance of television personality Nacasia of “La Hora Pico”, a comedy show watched all over the Americas. And when Nacasia took the spotlight it was constant belly-aching laughter and fun with top-rated comedy, commentaries and interaction with the spectators. To the delight and amazement of the crowd, Nacasia is also a sensational singer and ended her show with three selections that simply increased our appreciation and admiration of this international television personality.
Miss Costa Maya 2010 Gabriela Asturias co-hosted the program along with Eiden Salazar of Reef Radio and both a super job on stage. What a Show! What a Bang for Opening Night. If you missed opening night, enjoy it with Ambergris Today, but we certainly encourage us to join us tonight and every night as Costa Maya 2011 will only get more exhilarating.