"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
The Sarmiento Theater, located in the heart of Tuluá, is a place with an important historical reputation and also the cultural heritage of the region. Its history goes back to the year 1915, when a successful merchant, Mr. Jesús Sarmiento, decided to invest in the downtown area of Tuluá. Thus, one of the projects that was favored was this one. However, the theater was not initially raised for the purpose of constituting itself as such. The building that was carried out was intended to house commercial premises on the first floor and the second to be used as a hotel. Subsequently, the place began to be used for other purposes and it was not until the death of Mr. Sarmiento that it officially became a theater, and not just any, but the most acclaimed in the city.
The architecture of the theater was inspired by the Paris Opera House, which gives it a European and very picturesque style. In addition, it has lateral balconies that exalt its beauty even more; any tourist will be impressed by such a luxurious facade. In addition to this, the theater has been, for more than a hundred years, the stage for world-class artists and has hosted important personalities of the country. Here have been presented cinematographic works, declamations, circus acts and others, which have marked many generations and, thanks to this, has cultivated an excellent reputation.
How to get there?
The Sarmiento theater is located in Tuluá municipality, on Calle 27 with Carrera 23. By car, the shortest route is taking the Cali-Palmira highway, continuing the trip through El Cerrito, Guacarí, Buga and San Pedro municipalities, then you will find Tuluá. By public transport, from the Cali transport terminal, the Líneas del Valle, Expreso Palmira, Coopetrans Tuluá, Coopetrans Trujillo, and Coopetrans Palmira companies offers lines to Tuluá.