Children Theater Companies from Cuba and Colombia to Come
Together in Havana
HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 7 (acn) The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of
Bogotá and its theater company named after Cuba’s La Colmenita
will share the stage with the local homonymous troupe in
performances scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Karl Marx
Theater in Havana.
Carlos Alberto Cremata, director of the Cuban
company, La Colmenita, which
has just returned to the island from a successful tour of the
States, told the media that for the first time the public will
presentation of the play Martina, the Little Roach with its
interpreted live, by musicians from the Colombian Orchestra.
Maestro Jose Francisco Arroyo Sanabria, violinist of the
Orchestra of Bogotá –the biggest one of Latin America-, is the
general director of the Colombian children-youth cultural
emerged in February of 2009 in San Cristobal, a humble town of
of the South American country.
Arroyo Sanabria explained that none of the members of the
music schools. He said they have received lessons from the
members of the
orchestra through creation workshops, where the best students
group and the rest become part of the choir.
He said he heard about the Cuban La Colmenita and, before even
company’s director, Cremata, he asked him for help to include
theatrical arts in the orchestra.
Cremata arranged for Cuban instructors to travel to Colombia who
them in acrobatics, staged a “rueda de casino” and the play
Little Roach, which was very successful in his country, Arroyo