Film Tribute to Loipa Araujo: “Loipa, existencia en plenitud”

Loipa: existencia en plenitud [Loipa: A Life in Fullness] is a documentary by filmmaker Gloria Argüelles. This film premieres on Friday, May 27, 2011, at 5:00pm at the Chaplin Theater.

The documentary has been chosen by ICAIC to honor one of the “Four Jewels” of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Loipa Araujo, as part of the troupe’s 70 anniversary. Filmmaker Fernando Pérez will present the tribute speech.

Juventud Rebelde writes, “In 57 minutes, Gloria Argüelles presents the life and work of the noted dancer through the testimonies of different well-known figures of Cuban culture with images related to her successful career as a dancer, maître, and professor.”

For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cultura/2011-05-24/homenaje-del-cine-a-loipa/

See photos of Loipa Araujo (and interesting interview) at http://www.cubadebate.cu/especiales/2010/07/28/loipa-araujo-hay-que-preservar-el-ballet-nacional-de-cuba-por-encima-de-todo/

2 thoughts on “Film Tribute to Loipa Araujo: “Loipa, existencia en plenitud”

  1. Fue mi preferida bailarina, de las 4 joyas cubanas. Posteriormente al igual que ella, me gustaba mucho Ofelia Gonzalez. Creo que los 70′, 80′ y 90′, fueron decadas excelentes del ballet cubano. Loipa, fuistes diferente, con personalidad propia, y hacias que cualquier ballet se viera, Nuevo, refrescante en tus piernas. Felicidades por existir y bailar.

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