Correos de Mexico, the National Council for Culture and Arts and organizers of the Festival Internacional Cervantino held a press conference last week to announce the release of a stamp featuring Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s 2010 performance of Water Moon in commemoration of the festival’s 40th anniversary.
A picture capturing a single moment from Cloud Gate’s performance of Water Moon was chosen for the festival’s commemorative stamp, showing praise for the troupe and representing the enduring artistic creativity and vitality of the festival.
The Festival Internacional Cervantino is named after the author of the famous novel Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes. As it enters its 40th year, the festival is still the most important event of its kind in Central and South America. To celebrate the festival’s 40th year, the event’s main organizer collaborated with Correos de Mexico to release the commemorative stamp. After a review committee voted on the matter, a photo of Water Moon being performed was selected to go on the stamp, recieving permission from Cloud Gate.
Worth 13.5 pesos (NT$30.9) each, 200,000 of the stamps were printed and went on sale at post offices across Mexico starting on Sept. 26.
(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)