Mexico City - A grand finale

December 2015

The mentors and protégés of the 2014─2015 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative line up at the closing ceremony celebration in Mexico City. They are, from left to right: Myles Thatcher and Alexei Ratmansky, dance; Gloria Cabral and Peter Zumthor, architecture; Sebastián Solórzano Rodríguez and Jennifer Tipton, theatre; Tom Shoval and Alejandro González Iñárritu, film; Michael Ondaatje and Miroslav Penkov, literature; Kaija Saariaho and Vasco Mendonça, music; Olafur Eliasson and Sammy Baloji, visual arts.

The mentors and protégés of the 2014─2015 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative line up at the closing ceremony celebration in Mexico City. They are, from left to right: Myles Thatcher and Alexei Ratmansky, dance; Gloria Cabral and Peter Zumthor, architecture; Sebastián Solórzano Rodríguez and Jennifer Tipton, theatre; Tom Shoval and Alejandro González Iñárritu, film; Michael Ondaatje and Miroslav Penkov, literature; Kaija Saariaho and Vasco Mendonça, music; Olafur Eliasson and Sammy Baloji, visual arts.

Tambuco, one of the world’s leading percussion ensembles from Mexico, opened the ceremony to pay tribute to the 2014─2015 mentors and protégés with its stirring music.

Tambuco, one of the world’s leading percussion ensembles from Mexico, opened the ceremony to pay tribute to the 2014─2015 mentors and protégés with its stirring music.

Celebrated Indian film-maker Mira Nair, a former film mentor, welcomes the guests to the gala closing ceremony of the seventh cycle of the Rolex Arts Initiative.

Celebrated Indian film-maker Mira Nair, a former film mentor, welcomes the guests to the gala closing ceremony of the seventh cycle of the Rolex Arts Initiative.

Film mentor Alejandro González Iñárritu addresses the large audience gathered for the closing ceremony at the Centro Cultural del Bosque’s Teatro Julio Castillo and recalls his time working with his protégé, Israeli director Tom Shoval.

Film mentor Alejandro González Iñárritu addresses the large audience gathered for the closing ceremony at the Centro Cultural del Bosque’s Teatro Julio Castillo and recalls his time working with his protégé, Israeli director Tom Shoval.

Architecture mentor Peter Zumthor and his protégée Gloria Cabral greet each other at the closing ceremony.

Architecture mentor Peter Zumthor and his protégée Gloria Cabral greet each other at the closing ceremony.

Visionary American theatre, opera and film director Julie Taymor, a former theatre mentor, announced the sterling group of mentors for the 2016─2017 cycle of the Rolex Arts Initiative. Pictured on-screen is the new dance mentor, Ohad Naharin, from Israel.

Visionary American theatre, opera and film director Julie Taymor, a former theatre mentor, announced the sterling group of mentors for the 2016─2017 cycle of the Rolex Arts Initiative. Pictured on-screen is the new dance mentor, Ohad Naharin, from Israel.