During his trip to Mexico, Small Charitythe puppet representing a Syrian refugee woman and traveling around the world with a message of hope for populations displaced by war, violence and persecution, marches through the streets of the Historic Center, from of the Zócalo to the Palace of Fine Arts.
Accompanied by a dozen young people wearing dolls that symbolize those lost in the journey and that refugee women can no longer play with them, as well as batucada members of the Batalá collective, Amala traveled followed by dozens. of the people who came to welcome him and accompany him, some from distant places such as Nezahualcóyotl in the state of Mexico and Iztapalapa.
Small Charity left the Plaza de la Constitución after receiving a welcome from the authorities of Mexico City, in a ceremony where students from the Contemporary Dance School of the Ollin Yoliztli Cultural Center performed the choreography We are flying in dreamswith the music of we are still singing and the voice of Mercedes Sosa, followed by some ritual dances from the north and center of the country to end with the voices of Eugenia León, Tania Libertad and Cecilia Toussaint singing Latin America.
In their performance, the dancers made several runs around Amal, with criss-crosses, while others remained static, representing, explained Galilea Marcelino, a third-year contemporary student, the journey of the displaced and the uncertainty of where they were going. and when they come, it is also a message of communication that “we are all on the same road.”
As he marched through the streets of Madero, Isabel la Católica, 5 de Mayo and Bolivar to return to Madero, Small Charity He stopped to greet the boys and girls who approached him and greeted him on the shoulders of their parents. He stopped at the mullion of the double door of the Temple of San Felipe Neri, where the second one was closed, and then he walked locally. shoes attracted to the arrangement of red and white balloons that decorate the business.
Mari Jose, eight years old, arrived from Iztapalapa dressed as a monarch butterfly because she knew that Little Amal liked them, although she did not know that the lepidopterist, like the 10-year-old Syrian girl, also made a long journey, in your case from Canada through US territory to reach Mexico.
He meets Amal in Tic Toc; his father shows her to him and asks him to take her to meet him. Also appearing in the tour is Rafael Lavarrios, a 21-year-old marketing student who arrived from the municipality of Nezahualcóyotl with a sign on which he wrote “Welcome Amal” and extended it in front of the puppet at different times.
Just before reaching Bellas Artes, a group of women and girls were heard chanting, “Amal, brother, you are Mexican!”
Little Amal arrived at her destination after almost an hour. She contemplated the magnificence of the venue before entering the esplanade, and after following her for a while, the people who kept taking pictures of her with their phones turned around again. him in his trunk.