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Traditional dance and music from South Ossetia visit Nicaragua

Róger Solórzano Canales | Feb 21, 2013

Tratidional Ossetian doll with a folkloric costume, showned in the conference. | Photographer: Olga Ortiz Kurashvili

Folkloric artists and musicians of the European country will present a complete performance in different cities.

A presentation of 30 artists among musicians and dancers from the Simd group, which perform traditional pieces of South Ossetia, has arrived to the country and will make appearances from today until Monday, February 25 in the cities of Managua, Corinto, Chinandega and León. The audience will enjoy a great spectacle with accordion and drums sounds, energetic movements, acrobatics with swords and knives, plus partners dances.

All the group presentations are free except the performances in the Main Hall of the National Theater Rubén Darío, that will be held at 7:30 PM on Friday, February 22. The prices vary according the seat location; first balcony and lower seating area C$150, second balcony C$120 and third balcony C$100. Also, in the same day a presentation for students will be given at 3 PM.

The schedule of the presentations:

  • Thursday, February 21, Matagalpa: Héroes y Mártires Auditorium, 7 PM.
  • Friday, February 22, Managua: National Theater, 3 PM and 7:30 PM.
  • Saturday, February 23, Corinto: New Municipal Theater, 7 PM.
  • Sunday, February 24, Chinandega: Rodrigo Callejas Theater, 7 PM.
  • Monday, February 25, León: Municipal Theater, 7 PM.

Press conference.
'It is a great honor for me and the cast to present the typical dances of my people and our brother nation of Abkhazia', said the Simd director, Serguei Tibilov in the press conference. 'All the artists are young but very experienced', added Tibilov, highlighting the cast's emotion for being able to make a presentation in this part of the world. The Simd group was founded in 1937 by the famous choreographer Boris Galayev.

The presentations will last 1 hour and 20 minutes approximately and will include the musicians performance plus the participation of a soloist who is going to sing traditional songs. The most important visual ingredient are the dancers with their folkloric costumes and their energetic movements. One of the most impressive dance demonstration will be a swords duel and acrobatics with knives.

Daniel Tibilov, Ambassador of Ossetia in Venezuela and spokes man of the group, and Ramón Rodríguez director of the National Theater Rubén Darío, explained that the visit of the dance Group 'Simd' is result of the friendly approach among both nations and the gratitude of Ossetia government since 'Nicaragua was the first country of this hemisphere in recognize our independence', said Tibilov.

Translated by Olga Ortiz Kurashvili