On January 28th, 165 years of the birthday of José Julián Martí and Pérez were celebrated, one of the most important figures of Cuban literature, recognized by all as the National Hero and apostle of our independence. The Havana boy who saw the light in Paula Street no. 41, besides having been an eminent speaker and example of revolutionary intellectual, he cultivated the genres of poetry, novel, theater and criticism.
Teatro de las Estaciones celebrated such a great date with the restitution in Sala Pepe Camejo, in Matanzas, of one of the most successful titles in its repertoire: Los zapaticos de rosa.
The show, premiered in 2007, won the awards for male and female performance, and staging at the Caricato Theater Competition for children and young people of the Uneac; the design Rubén Vigón, plus the Avellaneda of the National Theater Festival of Camagüey, in the areas of design, music, female and male performance, and artistic direction.
A renewed cast in which María Laura Germán, María Isabel Medina and Javier Martínez de Osaba stand out, accompanies the experienced Iván García, who was part of the original acting commission for the assembly. The artistic team is completed with the scores of Elvira Santiago, the choreography of Liliam Padrón, the general design of Zenén Calero, the dramatic advice of Yamina Gibert and the staging of Rubén Darío Salazar. The special interventions of the first actor Carlos Pérez Peña, National Theater Prize, and the lyric soprano Bárbara Llanes, bring an exquisite accent to the creative ensemble.
The presentations for the 165th birthday of a man who deeply loved his country, boys and girls, will continue on 10, 11, 17 and 18 February, in the Pepe Camejo Room, a space faithful to the art of the altarpiece. The well-known poem published in 1989, in the magazine La Edad de Oro, will be represented by the outstanding puppetry collective, with dolls, traditional children’s rounds, audiovisual projections, room dances and animated objects in dramatic function.
For more than ten years Los zapaticos …, from Las Estaciones and Martí, has performed in stages of Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Sancti Spíritus and Havana. The most recent performances followed a full theater in the rejuvenated coliseum of the one hundred doors that bears the name of the Maestro, in Old Havana.
Photo Sonia Almaguer
Original text byon January 30th, 2018