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Venezuelan contemporary dance at the national theater | Jul 22, 2010

Azudanza members during the press conference, given at the national theater.
Roger Solorzano Canales

A female contemporary dance show, performed with Latin American music, will take place today, Friday, July 23rd, at the Ruben Dario National Theater. The Venezuelan Company "Azudanza" will be in charge of the show, which will start at 7:00 pm.

The one-hour show is composed by two parts. The dancers will perform with their choreographies to the rhythm of songs by Mercedes Soza, Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Viglietti and Ernesto Lecuona. In addition, they will make a homage to the writer Mario Benedetti and the pre-Columbian Maya people, among others.

During a press conference given yesterday at the national theater, the director of this artistic institution, Ramon Rodriguez, thanked the South American dancers for their visit and hoped that this encounter marks the beginning of a productive cultural relation with Venezuela.

Azudanza, explained Vigilio Crespo, artistic producer of the group, is an non-profit civic association based in the city of Maracaibo, in the Venezuelan state of Zulia, and directed by Marisol Ferrari. Its mission - he said - is to strengthen ties between the Caribbean and Latin American people and promote its feeling.

Adriana Lopez, one of the lead dancers, stated that the organization focuses on the aesthetics and ethics of the dance. In addition, they reject the onslaught of the cultural globalization, which makes young people become like others from different countries of the world and not their own.

Nicaragua has welcomed eight of the forty members of Azudanza. They have performed in a great number of Venezuelan stages, as well as Uruguayans, Brazilians, Colombians, Ecuadorans and know, for the first time, Nicaraguans.

On July 24th and 27th, the group will perform in Leon and Matagalpa. Also, the director Marisol Ferrari will give some technical workshops for dance students related to the national theater and the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC).

Today's presentation will feature six dance pieces. Prices are very affordable: C$150 for main stage, C$100 first and second balcony, and C$80 for the third.