Cuban Art Groups Enliven French Workers’ Summer

Cuban Art Groups Enliven French Workers' Summer

Cuban Art Groups Enliven French Workers’ Summer

Paris, Jul 22  –  The Cuban dance company Danza Espiral concluded two weeks of successful performances in France, as part of a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Culture of the island, and the Social Deposit Box for French energy workers.

“We gave 10 performances with a large presence of audience in recreational facilities in Alsace, east, and the Midi Pyrenees, south, the group’s director, Lilian Padron, told Prensa Latina.

During this second visit to France, the contemporary dance company, set up 26 years ago in the western Cuban province of Matanzas, gave a show called “Calor, dominio, humedad y suspiros” (Heat, domain, humidity and sighs), four elements that have to do with nature.

The show is inspired in plays and poems, such as “Otelo” (Othello), by William Shakespeare, “La edad de la ciruela” (The Age of the Plum), of Aristides Vargas, and “Esta soñando un arbol” (A Tree Is Dreaming), by Dora Alonso.

This initiative is part of an agreement between the Ministry of Culture of the Caribbean island and Central Social Deposit Box (CCAS) for Gas and Electricity Workers, led by trade unionists of the General Confederation of Labor.

The project emerged eight years ago, and the idea is to promote a discussion with the public after each show about the reality in Cuba, which is different to that most of the media gave here, said Sebastien Viscuso, responsible for the cultural and international action committees of the CCAS.

Source: Prensa Latina

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