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The National Community Culture Award 2021, granted by the Mincult and the National Council of Culture Houses, will be received during the next hours, and as part of the Cuban Culture Day, by the Theater Group Los Elementos, based in the area of El Jobero, in the mountainous massif of Guamuhaya.
"We are filled with pleasure, because this is an important award of Cuban Culture" confesses its artistic and general director, Jose Oriol Gonzalez, National Award, for his work, for 22 years.
"The news came to us from none other than Silvio Rodriguez, winner of the National Prize as a cultural personality, and the Clave de Sol Vocal Guitar Orchestra of Havana".
These are three personalities, groups and projects dedicated to improving the quality of life of the population, which are stimulated by the art generated in the neighborhoods.
Teatro Los Elementos has continued working under the Covid-19 pandemic, in very special circumstances and in the middle of the mountains belonging to the province of Cienfuegos. Its living statues are known in any place of the territory and the ones located even on the roofs of locals attract attention.
When we can't perform," he says, "we present the performance of delivering a truckload of flowers to the town of Cumanayagua, flowers from our harvest, which we used to sell to the Ministry of Tourism, an economic recipient for the group.
"We have helped in the Family Attention System, the hygiene of the provisional hospital that attended to sick people from Covid, and we performed performances with small works in front of the farmers' houses.
"Also in the Cultural Community of El Jobero itself, we have shared the honor of having Nelson Domínguez, National Visual Arts Award."
According to Oriol, about one hundred presentations of "Los Elementos" have taken place in the anti-Covid-19 vaccinations, among other actions, as long as the measures to confront the pandemic continue.
Los Elementos Theater Group began its performances 25 years ago in isolated communities in Havana, Isla de la Juventud and Santiago de Cuba, until it settled in the Cienfuegos area.
And this is how its director says goodbye: "Receiving this award will be something very special, very gratifying for the actors".
English version Hector Hdez.