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  • Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
  • 11 / 08 / 2011

The closing of the Festival de Teatro de La Habana was the scene of great excitement, where Mary Stella Arauzo, artistic director of the Antonio Gades Company, expressed his joy at the successful debut of the company and thanked the public for their love habanero.

In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina said she was proud of "being here and dance after the master's death, especially when we know the love he felt for this land, to the point of being buried in the Second Front", a municipality in the province of Santiago de Cuba, located at the eastern end of the island.

He added that the functions performed during the stay in the Caribbean nation posed a big responsibility, but also an illusion, especially for her, who has returned to remember the warmth and love rendered by the Cubans in their last performance in 1996.

"We are always looking to improve our art, but today we actually danced with the heart," he said referring to Arauzo his first appearance at the Grand Theater of Havana, where they will perform again tomorrow, then delight the audience Santiago, the upcoming Wednesday .

And indeed it was a luxury end which had the Festival, because in the show, which includes the works and Blood Wedding Suite flamenco prevailed strength and elegance of the movements, the dedication and professionalism of young dancers, whose taconeos turns and could appreciate the vitality of flamenco.

In Blood Wedding, the famous Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca, Gades first achieved 37 years ago, a synthesis of flamenco, classical Spanish dance and told the press the widow of the dear friend of Cuba, Eugenia Eiriz .

As some who know the work of the great Spanish dancer and choreographer commented on the intermediate stage in the landmark theater in Havana was also present in the spirit of Gades, who was distinguished by his peculiar way of interpreting the flamenco, a genre that renewed impregnated and energy.



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