New Living Statues in Cuban Streets

New Living Statues in Cuban Streets

New Living Statues in Cuban Streets

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 29  –  The play “Troy, a legend of clay,” by the Cuban company D’Morón, is again displayed in the streets of this central province, as part of summer activities.

Again the living statues recreate passages of works of Universal Literature, in this case the show is based on the Trojan War, waged by the Achaeans against the Trojans, due to the rapture of Helena of Sparta by Prince Paris.

Orlando Concepcion, director of the group, told Prensa Latina that they go back to the the use of clay as makeup along with other resources such as pyrotechnics, carriages and models of various sizes to enrich the design of the staging.

Figures of Troy, a legend of clay are warriors and demand strong and dynamic movements of the actors, who, in turn, used models, something never seen in the street theater, said Concepcion.

He added that the show covers about ten meters long and includes performances of the living statues, while simulating the temple of Apollo, the wall, the horse and the burning of the city of Troy.

D’Morón Theatre Company is well known in Cuba for its play “Medea de barro”, in which stood the professionalism and mastery of the actors for the reappropriation of the art of living sculptures.

The company, in the municipality of Morón, in the province of Ciego de Avila, presents plays for children and adults in the streets and develop an interactive project in the country’s most remote communities.

Source: Prensa Latina

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