Butterflies En Mexico Gala
On April 22nd supporters of Butterflies in Mexico gathered at the home of Leslie Martin for cocktails, horsd’oeuvres and the world premier of a fantastic puppet show “EHÉCATL”performed by Art Xik Xik and the Teatro Coyolilzel. This was the world premier of an original puppet theatre production directed by Abril Iñiguez. Based on an Aztec legend, using original, pre-hispanic style puppets, Ehécatl the god of wind, falls in love with a human named Mayáhuel. Mayáhuel was human at a time when people still could not love one another. Ehécatl gave all humanity the ability to love so that Mayáhuel could respond to the passion of the gods and reciprocate his love.
The gala was a fundraiser for Butterflies en Mexico (BEM), A.C., a local, not-for-profit charity that empowers youth to make healthy life choices and provides opportunities for change. BEM does this in 3 ways through its programs: anti-violence education in the Chapala public schools, anti-hunger food distribution in our neighborhoods and through vocational training projects that assist local youth in obtaining cost of living wages and employment. You can designate that your donation goes to support one of the specific projects such as Vocational, Textile, Emergency Food, Safe Schools & Communities or General.
For more information or to donate to this worthwhile cause see the BEM website at www.gomariposa.org.