Cuban Puppeteer Company Revives Prokofiev’s Work

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A report from Prensa Latina.

”Peter and the Wolf”, a symphonic tale that the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev conceived for children, is being revived in Matanzas in a version by the Cuban puppeteer company Teatro de las Estaciones.
The play is staged in Matanzas, 100 kilometers east of Havana, at the company’s venue, the Pepe Camejo Hall, which celebrated its 323rd anniversary on October 12.

Company Director Rubén Darío Salazar is in charge of the production, which includes Iván García as narrator, Karen Sotolongo and María Laura Germain as puppeteers and Zenén Calero as designer.

The second of three performances is scheduled for today. The first one took place on October 22 and the last one will be on November 6, always at the Pepe Camejo Hall.

According to expert Marilyn Garbey, ‘an obvious didactic eagerness inspired Prokofiev: bringing children closer to symphonic music, and Teatro de las Estaciones follows the guidelines of the educational game of the Russian maestro.’

The group, she pointed out, adds a touch of beauty by involving the work of Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo in the stage design.

Founded over two decades ago in this western city, Teatro de las Estaciones has won several national and foreign awards, and it has toured several countries.

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