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Maria Elena Molinet

By Magaly Cabrales

For the dean of Cuban design, María Elena Molinet, National Prize for Theater, recently granted next to René de la Cruz, Eduardo Pascual, and René Fernández, represents "an elevated honor. I had been nominated several times before for this Prize and when I was finally told that I had won it I began to cry. I cried tears of happiness, and satisfaction. Now, once overcame the emotion, I am so proud of having been chosen for such great recognition, although what pleases me the most is that the scenic design has been recognized for the first time."

Equally honored in the first days of 2007 with the Prize to Artistic Teaching and previously owner of the Medal Alejo Carpentier and the Distinction for the National Culture, among other recognitions, María Elena Molinet thinks of herself as a "fighting woman. Not fighting, because I don't like that word. But I have actually fought, a lot, throughout these almost fifty years of professional life in order to reach the sought after goals. I have fought a lot for this Revolution and I still fight, something Im glad of since the more I fight the more revolutionary I am. I fight against whats wrong and also against myself when the quality of my work doesnt reach the standard I have always demanded myself. But every last of these fights have brought nothing but happiness to me."

Source: CubaSi

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