Pinar de Rio Hosts Photo Exhibition of Late Spanish Dancer Antonio Gades

2010.02.05 - 14:39:32 /

PINAR DEL RIO, CUBA.-  Aspects of the artistic career of one of the most remarkable contemporary "bailaores" (dancers) are now available to the people of this city with the opening on Wednesday of the photo exhibition ‘Antonio Gades: 50 Years of Spanish Dance’.


Until the beginning of next month, the Provincial Museum of History will host this itinerant exhibition, promoted by the foundation named after the artist and which is managed by his widow, Eugenia Eiriz.


According to the organizers, since October 16, 2009, the exhibition has been on display, in different stages, throughout various Cuban cities such as Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Santa Clara.


The exhibition includes 18 panels with a chronological journey through Gades’ career, half a century in the Spanish dance, as well as four life-sized figures and nearly 15 posters representative of the work of this friend of Cuba, whose mortal remains rest in the Caribbean nation.


During the opening ceremony, Elpidio Gómez, President of the Music Research Center in Pinar del Rio, highlighted the contribution made to culture by dancer and choreographer Antonio Gades, who won, among other prizes, the ‘Calle Alcalá Flamenco Award’ for his fresh performances.


Born in Alicante in November, 1936, Gades played important roles such as the protagonist of ‘Amor Brujo’ (1986), free version of the classic ballet by Manuel de Falla, while his last production was inspired by Spanish writer Lope de Vega’s ‘Fuenteovejuna’.


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