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Villanueva Day in Cienfuegos for the Cuban Theater Day

Villanueva Day in Cienfuegos for the Cuban Theater Day

During the month of January, the Jornadas Villanueva...

Annual Assembly of the Hermanos Saíz Association held in Cienfuegos

Annual Assembly of the Hermanos Saíz Association held in Cienfuegos

With the presence of Fernando Rojas, Vice Minister of...

Restoration of local monuments planned in Cienfuegos

Restoration of local monuments planned in Cienfuegos

Five of the thirteen local monuments declared in...

  • Villanueva Day in Cienfuegos for the Cuban Theater Day

    Villanueva Day in Cienfuegos for the Cuban...

  • Annual Assembly of the Hermanos Saíz Association held in Cienfuegos

    Annual Assembly of the Hermanos Saíz Association...

  • Restoration of local monuments planned in Cienfuegos

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Villanueva Day in Cienfuegos for the Cuban Theater Day

Villanueva Day in Cienfuegos for the Cuban Theater Day

During the month of January, the Jornadas Villanueva (Villanueva Days) take place all over the country in honor of January 22, Cuban Theater Day. The day takes place in remembrance of events in Havana's Villanueva Theater on that day in 1869, representative of the patriotic feelings and the desire for independence that distinguished our people since the 19th century.

René Gómez Torres, specialist in Cultural Communication of the Provincial Council for the Performing Arts, declared that the aforementioned entity dedicates the date especially to celebrate the 59th anniversary of the Southern Drama Center and the 31st anniversary of Teatro de Los Elementos, as well as to commemorate the 169th anniversary of the birth of our National Hero José Martí.

Among the scenic offers programmed for these days are the scenic oral narration event "Ciudad para Contar", as well as the presentations of the groups Teatro de La Fortaleza with the play "Todos Mis Hermosos Caballos", Caña Brava with "La Lechuza Ambiciosa", as well as Guiñol Cienfuegos with "Mío+Tuyo=Nuestro" and Velas Teatro with the plays "Caperucita" and "Al Encuentro de los Cemíes".

English version Hector Hdez(Azurina)

Annual Assembly of the Hermanos Saíz Association held in Cienfuegos

Annual Assembly of the Hermanos Saíz Association held in Cienfuegos

With the presence of Fernando Rojas, Vice Minister of Culture of Cuba, the national president of the Hermanos Saíz Association, Rafael González Muñoz, as well as the main political, cultural and governmental authorities of Cienfuegos, the Annual Balance Assembly of the AHS was held this January 19 in the southern territory.

Sustainability, constant search, entrepreneurship and the call for the opening of new cultural and thought spaces have played a fundamental role in the organization's impact on the Cienfuegos public, according to the central report of the balance of the Hermanos Saíz Association.

Among the main agreements of the meeting in the various sections and events this year were to increase participation in the process of scholarships and awards, develop spaces for audiovisual criticism, among others.

During the meeting of young creators, representatives of the youth organization recognized the most outstanding members in their artistic work.

In his speech, Alcides Portal Alfonso, president of the Association, called for the promotion of young art in social networks and thus achieve greater visibility on digital platforms, while he highlighted the awarding of 15 scholarships "The Kingdom of this World" with the leadership of audiovisual projects and music.

The members of the Hermanos Saíz Association discussed the main challenges that affect the organization's progress, as well as the strengths and weaknesses that coexist.

Despite the pandemic that has hit the world and Cuba, in 2021 the AHS in the province of Centrozuela developed all the days, either virtually or in person, to promote artistic promotion, also bet on strengthening the growth of the organization, enhance the system of scholarships and awards, which favors both artists and projects, as well as to boost relations with institutions.

English version Hector Hdez.(Azurina)

Restoration of local monuments planned in Cienfuegos

Restoration of local monuments planned in Cienfuegos

Five of the thirteen local monuments declared in Cienfuegos are included in the restoration projections managed by the Office of Monuments and Historic Sites in the province, due to the existing deterioration in some of these buildings.

"For different reasons they have not been well preserved and today they assume constructive processes that, in most cases, are due to an integral rehabilitation. This is the case of the Museo Casa Natal Hermanas Giral, in the capital city, which required intervention from the foundations and remains under our supervision until the work is completed," said Clara Estrella Soto Bermúdez, director of the Office, attached to the Provincial Center for Cultural Heritage.

The actions in this building are important for Cienfuegos, because it was the birthplace of the sisters Cristina Alicia and Maria de Lourdes Giral, who fought in hiding against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista and were assassinated in Havana in 1958.

Similar works are being carried out in the Municipal Museum of Cumanayagua, located in the building known as Casa Ramirez, an eclectic style house that belonged to the merchant Facundo Ramirez. "There, the restoration is being carried out in stages, focusing on the rescue of the carpentry and the roof," said Soto Bermudez.

The specialist also pointed out the work taking place in the Casa de los Leones, in the city of Cienfuegos, a neoclassical building representative of the economic boom that this city reached in the 19th century. The same happens in the Nuestra Señora de Montserrat School, a building that, due to its enormous dimensions, cannot be restored in a short period of time, although it has already been largely rescued.

"Finally, there is the Sarría-Atkins House, located in the Pepito Tey batey, and one of the most valuable exponents of Cienfuegos colonial architecture. For the restoration of this site there is a project of the University of Cienfuegos, which we hope will begin this year," said Soto Bermudez.

The performance of the Office of Monuments and Historic Sites with respect to such processes is merely methodological, since the owners of each of the local monuments mentioned are responsible for financing the conservation and restoration work.

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