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Dance Fusion show for a charitable cause

Róger Solórzano Canales | Jun 21, 2012

Yazmina, during the demonstration of a detail of what the public will appreciate in the show. | Photographer: Róger Solórzano Canales

Middle East, Nicaraguan and Spanish dances to benefit the Nursing Home of Jinotepe.

The show entitled "Fusion and Tradition" will be a broad mix of talents: belly dancers and, oriental, flamenco, Guajira and Nicaragua folk dancers shall be accompanied by an orchestra of guitars. It is also a fusion of hearts, because everything colleted will go to the Nursing Home "Agustín Sánchez" of Jinotepe. The presentation will be tomorrow, Friday June 22nd at the Main Hall of the National Theatre.

"It's for old people, sometimes we forget about them, but all of us getting there," said today during a conference the international expert international dancer Nora Lopez from Nicaragua, main organizer of the event. Nora suggested the show, and managed to enthuse the direction of the National Theatre and the various artists who will be performing.

As international guest, the show will feature the dancer Yazmina (Lori Clark) from the United States, who has carved out a distinguished career with performances in various parts of the world, in which she performs dances from the Middle East and India. The artist has already presented at the National Theatre in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

By the Nicaraguan side the Guitar Orchestra of Nicaragua, the company “Nicaragua a Ritmo de Flamenco” (by Heriberto Mercado), the group “Ishtar Bellydance Nicaragua” (by Frank Larios) the Jazz group (by Juan Carlos García) and the Folckloric Ballet “Macehuatl”, directed by René Jaime will perform. The "fusion" of the show will also be of age, as the veteran teacher Heriberto Mercado and dancer teacher Nora Lopez will dance with the youngest on stage.

Fusion and Tradition will begin tomorrow at 7:00 pm, in the Main Hall of Ruben Dario National Theater. Tickets: US$15 for stalls and first balcony, US$10 second balcony and US$5 the third. Tickets are now on sale at theater ticket office. Yazmina will open with the orchestra of guitars, followed by folk dances of Ballet Macehuatl that will splice with guajira dances, then there will be a jazz-flamenco, and then an Arabic-flamenco (another fusion). There will be guitar solos, dancers solos and it will close with "Party finale" in which everyone dances.

About the Nursing Home

Indiana Sánchez, director of the Nursing Home "Dr. Agustín Sánchez Vigil " of [ Jinotepe</a>, said that for the first time that small charity place will have a big event with so much talent assembled for the 40 elderly who live there, and workers who attend daily.

The home, located at kilometer 42 ½ through the Pan American Highway, is in place since 1998. It works because it receives donations of all kinds and because of weekly activities as a bazaar on Sundays. There are old people from all Nicaragua there. Some were brought by their families, other by institutions and the saddest -as Indiana said-, others have come on their own, sensing rejection of their families.

For the Nursing Home, the work of getting resources becomes a tireless task often difficult. A critical point has been to get specialist medicine for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's.

Translated by Aída Pichardo