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Cancelled Chichen Itza Evening Light Show to Return in 2013

October 2nd, 2012 by ejalbright

The light-and-sound show at Chichen Itza, which has been suspended for several weeks, will not return until an unspecified date in 2013, according to Jorge Esma Bazan, director of Yucatan’s Patronato Cultur.

The state agency, which shares management of Chichen Itza with federal agency INAH, announced that it is spending $25 million Mexican to produce a new show that will be created by French painter and video artist Xavier de Richemont. De Richemont recently produced a light show that is project on the new Museo de Maya Mundo (Museum of the Maya World) in Mérida, the capital city of Yucatan state. Photos of the museum opening accompany this article, and you can click here for a video of show.

The French artist plans to show visitors the culture of the Maya world by projecting on the pyramid pictures of gold, rain, and geometric patterns. The show would be projected twice each night and a separate fee will be charged to see it.

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