Castro Salutes Outstanding Professor of Cuban Dance on his
HAVANA, Cuba, June 29 (ACN)
Cuban President Raul Castro acknowledged the significant
role played by outstanding Cuban dancer and professor Ramiro
Guerra in the founding and development of Cuban modern
In a message to
Guerra on his 90th birthday, Raul Castro says that it is a
source of pride for contemporary Cuban culture to still
count on such a
renowned choreographer and researcher.
The message was handed over to Guerra by Culture minister
during a gathering at the Havana-based Bertolt Brecht
Cultural Center of
close friends of the professor and figures in the field of
arts, who celebrated Guerra’s birthday, Granma newspaper
reports on Friday.
While reading the message, Bernal said the acknowledgment by
the head of
state was a significant encouragement for Guerra to keep
experiences to new generations of Cuban dancers, who are
maintaining the island’s position as a world power in the
field of dance.
A documentary film on Guerra’s life and work opened a gala
the occasion, in which participants enjoyed some
choreographic works by
the National Folk Ensemble and the Santiago Alfonso Dance
Guerra is a very committed, eternal, active and lucid man
and a founding
figure of dance, who learned the best experiences in his
the 20th century, said author Norge Espinosa.
The author recalled that after the 1959 Revolutionary
renowned professor offered his useful experiences to the new
Dance at the National Theater and later to the Cuban Modern
Ensemble; he has definitely left his imprint on the modern
in Cuba, said Norge Espinosa.