8 May, 2021

Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba

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The danzón has space for all ages

 Speaking of the Danzón in Villa Clara is great motivation, so before the date we always try to make a great competition so that the best couple attend the main event, said Raúl de Jesús Herrera Romay, president of the Amigos del Danzón Clubs in that territory from the center of the Island.

From the 15th to the 18th last, representatives from all the provinces of the country met in the city of Matanzas to participate in the XVI edition of the Festival Cuba Danzón 2018, a festival of identity and traditions that takes place every two years in the city of rivers and bridges.

Really the motivation of Cubadanzón is so great that we already raised in the Villa Clara territory the need to have a homologous national event, we do not have the well-defined name but we want to do it in March of the coming year, added Raúl de Jesús.

Velasco movie-theater hosted the main competition sessions among a score of couples of which more than 50 percent were made up of young people willing to show their talent in the centennial dance that was born by the hand of Miguel Faílde in the nineteenth century.

The growing participation of the new generations distinguished for good the XVI edition of an event that seeks to offer scenarios to illustrate the vitality of the genre found in the so-called Athens of Cuba, said Laureano Alfonso, president of the Association of Matanzas Danzon dancers.

The Cuba Danzón Festival has a leading role in the amateur movement; from five year old children to the elderly are sensitized with the event that took place more than a decade ago to highlight the most authentic values ​​of the Cuban culture, said Luisa Amaro Martínez, an official of the provincial directorate of Culture in Matanzas.

Atenas Danzón, a project that emerged in 2016 with the efforts of the José Martí Art Instructors Brigade, demonstrated on the occasion of the Festival that concluded last Sunday, the beauty of bringing children to the national dance from an early age.

For Raúl de Jesús Herrera Romay, youth participation is one of the best achievements of Cuba Danzón 2018, and he will return to Villa Clara with the good taste of the yumurina experience, more convinced of the objective need to feed the clubs with new dancers, because the Gender has space for all ages.