Cuban children to celebrate José Martí’s birthday with dance performance


The children’s company Danza Espiral will premiere a choreographic version of Jose Martí’s tale “El Camarón Encantado” (The Bewitched Shrimp) to celebrate the Cuban national hero’s 161st birthday anniversary, Gicel Guerra, promoter of company, told Prensa Latina.

The world famous writer was born in Havana on January 28th, 1895, and died fighting Spanish colonialism on May 19th, 1895.

“About 50 children will perform an adaptation by Lilian Padrón, company director, and it will be an opportunity for them to approach Martí’s work through Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s music”, she added.

Children will also learn dance techniques, puppetry and more about the musical legacy of some of the great authors in the 20th century, she said

Specialists consider the children’s workshop Danza Espiral as a space for fostering children’s taste for art, values, ethics and collective creation.

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