Call to 44th. International New Latin American Film Festival

44 is already starting to play. International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which will be held in Havana from 8 to 17 December 2023. According to the editorial office, the event invites filmmakers to submit their works for participation in the nominations: feature films, opera prima. , feature documentary, short film, animation, unpublished screenplay, poster and post-production.

The announcement, open from March 21 to August 15, states that only Latin American-themed films completed between 2022 and 2023 will be eligible to enter the film competition. For more information, visit the festival website:, call the press service of Casa del Festival (+53) 78375312 or email [email protected].

Cuban National Ballet

The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), under the direction of Viengsay Valdes, will resume its performances in the Avellaneda Hall of the National Theater in April with an attractive program in which the classics in the second act Swan Lakeand three successful works from the troupe’s repertoire: three preludes, Blue sky And red shape.

The functions will be as follows: 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. On Sunday, 9th, there will be a gala evening dedicated to the centenary of the Cuban scientist Antonio Nunez Jimenez, who has a long history associated with BNC. Tickets will be on sale at the box office of the National Theater from Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00.

red shape choreography by Eli Regina Hernandez to music by Ezio Bosso; Blue skycreation of the Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabel Lopez Ochoa to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. three preludes – one of the most recognizable works of the British choreographer Ben Stevenson to the music of Sergei Rachmaninov. And the second act Swan Lakealso to the music of Tchaikovsky, enters the stage in the version of Alicia Alonso, based on the original choreography by Lev Ivanov.

Juana Maria Cordones-Cook

On Tuesday afternoon, the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNeac) awarded the Dulce Maria Loinas International Honorary Prize to Juana Maria Cordones-Cook, a Uruguayan writer, editor, critic and professor based in the United States, for her contribution to the study and popularization of Cuban culture.

According to what Magda Rezik, Vice President of Uneac, posted on her Facebook profile, at the ceremony, National Literature Award winner poet Nancy Morejon said the winner created a special series of audiovisual materials that enrich the vision of art and literature today. Cuban contemporaries. This kind of encyclopedia, consisting of 40 materials, was conceived with great love and perseverance.

“This award, which I am honored to receive today, exactly 30 years after I had the great pleasure of meeting Nancy, who was my Eleggua, at an international event dedicated to our African cultural heritage and especially to independent black theater, to which I dedicated the book” . , assured Cordones-Cook, who received affectionate recognition from Cuban artists from Luis Morlote Rivas, president of Uneac.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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