Posted on Leave a comment

So-called #Mexico – “Dancing Superman”: tribute to one of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa

“Dancing Superman”, tribute to Christian Alfonso Rodriguez Telumbreone, one of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa. 

Originally published by AYOTZ1NAPA. Translated by Jorge Miguel – Voices in Movement.

Dancing Superman

By Patricia Sotelo and translated by Jorge Miguel. Illustration by Haydee Flores.

Christian is the only son of Clemente Rodriguez and Luz Maria Telumbre and has three sisters who long for his return. He grew up in the Santiago neighborhood in Tixtla, Guerrero, and was 19 years old when he went missing.

Tall, dark-skinned with black eyes, Christian dreams of building a future for himself and helping his family. But what he is likes most is folk dancing and has been performing since he was a child.

In the studio of the Casa de Cultura in Tixtla where he rehearsed, Christian’s white boots tapping on the wooden floor are missed.

He used to dance in the Xochiquetzal folkloric dance group and his classmates remember when he would arrive at rehearsals eating corn on the cob wearing a beige backpack with a long strap across his chest. He carried his dance boots there. They called him Clark, a nickname he earned because of his thick black glasses, similar to those of the reporter who became Superman, Clark Kent.

His friends in high school call him “Soncho” or “Sonchito” and at the Ayotzinapa rural normal school is known as”Hugo” because he likes to wear Hugo Boss brand shirts.

He graduated from high school with 8.74 grade point average of and his teachers remember him as a serious and accomplished student.

He entered Ayotzinapa because he didn’t have other option, as he really wanted to be a veterinarian or special education teacher, but this involved expenses that his family could not afford.

His white boots still sit in the studio where he used to rehearse regional dance.  His teacher saved them for when he returns and stomps them on stage again with the enthusiasm of a great dance off.

Support Enough 14!

Donation for our work in the Enough 14 info-café (More needed than ever before in times of the coronavirus) and our independent reporting on our blog and social media channels. Even 1€ can make a difference.


Keep the Enough 14 blog and the Enough 14 Info-Café going. You can do that with a donation here, or by ordering stickers, posters, t-shirts , hoodies or one of the other items here or click at the image below.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.