Havana, Apr 5 – The 19th International Meeting of academies for teaching ballet held in Cuba provides the concept of Latin American unity promoted by Hugo Chavez, organizers of the event stated.
The artistic activity held yesterday at the Teatro Nacional de Cuba paid tribute to the late Venezuelan statesman, who devoted his life and work to the integrationist dream of the Latin American countries, organizers acknowledged.
A statement from the National Ballet School of Cuba released at the beginning of the performance stated that this meeting illustrates the effort of bringing together students and teachers from more than a dozen countries, to share knowledge and unify purposes.
In the presence of Miguel Diaz-Canel, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and Abel Acosta, deputy minister for arts education, the gala honored the anniversaries for the creation of the Jose Marti Pioneers Organization and the Youth Communist League.
Students from schools in Mexico, Colombia, and many Cuban provinces as Camaguey, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba, among others, danced classical pieces and contemporary creations that provoked greater personal freedom.
Two teachers of the School, Elena Cangas and Mirta Hermida, received bunch of flowers for their great work with the graduates. The latter recently died.
The 19th edition of the Meeting that ends April 6 is dedicated to Hermida, for a lifetime work as a trainer of professors and dancers from different parts of the world.
Source: Prensa Latina