Canada program announced for the 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino


It’s a big year for Canadian arts and culture on the international scene! 

The richness and diversity of Canadian creativity will take front stage in Guanajuato, Mexico, this fall. From October 9 to 27, 2019, Canada will be Guest Country at the Festival Internacional Cervantino – one of the biggest performing arts festivals in the world. Over the course of three weeks, Cervantino will present a diverse range of artists from across Canada, including a strong Indigenous presence and international collaborations. The program presents a fresh and vibrant view of Canadian arts and culture, with a wealth of artists Mexican audiences won’t soon forget. 

At a glance:

  • 17 inspiring stage shows by Canadian artists including A Tribe Called Red (featuring Lido Pimienta), Elisapie Isaac, Dancers of Damelahamid, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
  • 9 provocative youth and Indigenous themed films including Indian Horse, Giant Little Ones and Rumble, courtesy of Telefilm Canada
  • 3 weeks of immersive visual, literary and performing arts programming at Canada House, including VR artists Paisley Smith and Lisa Jackson, conversations with featured artists, and a master class with John Ralston Saul

See the Canada program on the website.


The Canada Council for the Arts supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.

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