Rayuela Foundation Regional Culural Center
Set in the northeast of the state of Morelos, this Cultural Center is located in Ocuituco, a rural village with 16,000 inhabitants.
One of the aspects that most interested our Foundation in undertaking this project was the possibility of extending the cultural activities it offers to other municipalities such as: Tetela del Volcán, Zacualpan de Amilpas, Yecapixtla, Atlatlahucan, Cuautla, Tlayacapan and Ocuituco, which gives it a regional scale. This center is the only one of its kind in Morelos both because of its capacity and the quality of its facilities.
It has classrooms for music, visual arts, dance, performing arts and cooking classes, together with an administrative area and an auditorium with a capacity for 400. It consists of a total area of 1,660 square meters of construction on a plot of land measuring 3,187 square meters.
In February 2014, courses in the INBA’s National Program of Associated Artistic Initiation Schools began with the support of the Culture Secretariat of the State of Morelos, which covers the fees of the workshop teachers with federal funds. Workshops are available on:
Music: recorder, guitar, violin, viola, piano and choir
Classical, folk and contemporary dance
2009 saw the creation of the wind band, which has already trained a second generation of young performers. A chamber orchestra is currently being formed while plans for a symphony orchestra are underway.
In addition, courses to recover traditional cuisine are given together with training courses for workshop facilitators. Cultural meetings and shows are also organized together with film screenings for families.
With the support of the Culture Secretariat of the State of Morelos, various activities are held at the Cultural Center such as El Paralibros and the Vagabond Library, both programs to promote reading; the Active Summer Course and refresher workshops for cultural promoters, and violin and lute workshops.