Havana, Mar 31st – Dances, talks, music and diverse activities conform the program starting on April 2 thru 9, in the 27th Festival La Huella de España Con danzas, confirmed here its artistic director, Irene Rodríguez.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the dancer and choreographer highlighted the importance of the event for the preservation of thwe roots and traditions of both countries.
Dedicated on this occasion to the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, the venue will gather interpreters such as Pancho Amat and his Cabildo del Son, the group Habana Clasicos, the Cantoria Coralina, Ivette Cepeda, Maria Victoria Rodriguez, soprano Johanna Simon and improvizer Luis Paz Esquivel, among others.
Also, the National Ballet will share the stage with the company Irene Rodriguez, the Cuban TV Ballet and dancing groups from the Federation of Spanish Societies in Cuba.
It will be a week full of multidisciplinary events. The culinary arts will also be included and all traces of Iberic culture with influence on our traditions and identity, explained Rodriguez.
We will also hold colloquiums on figures such as Cuban author Dulce Maria Loynaz and other personalities linked to the Canary Islands, with the participation of researchers and critics such as Jesus Guanche and Virgilio Lopez, she added.
On the other hand, the program includes a movie cycle, book exhibitions and the fine arts, traditional clothing workshops, among others.
‘The Canaries is one of the autonomous communities that more influence had in the development of our culture, above all in peasant music and dances’, she indicated.
There are two very important moments in the festival: the Canary gala to be held on April 6 in the Mella Theater with the participation of artists from that Spanish region and the Cuban night on Friday. Where the presence of Spanish costumes in our country will be shown, she asserted.
Presided by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso since the decade of the 80s, the event will also have as venues the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Infanta Multicinema and the Canary Association of Cuba.(Prensa Latina)