Cuban dancer and choreographer Litz Alfonso is among the world 100’s most influential women of 2018, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Alfonso, director of the Litz Alfonso dance company, was included in the list due to her essential role as ambassador of the Cuban culture, which she has represented in different shows performed “in hundreds of cities around the world.”
Chilean writer Isabel Allende, Peruvian lawyer Cindy Arlette Contreras, Nigerian Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, and British Paralympic athlete Liz Johnson are some of the women in the list.
The BBC network releases the list of its top-100 influential women in the world every year.
The 2018 selection includes women from 60 countries whose age ranges from 15 to 94 years old. These women are selected according to their contribution in different areas from politics to sports and culture as “daily heroines and leaders.”
Alfonso is the founder of Litz Alfonso Danza Cuba, Dance Company that has been applauded in Asia, America, Europe, and Africa since 1990.
Elements from flamenco, ballet, folklore, and contemporary dance are mixed and basically characterize the company staging. Her work was worth of the International DORA Award in Toronto, Canada, to the best Musical choreography for the show named Vida.
The Cuban choreographer is also UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador due to her outstanding job in providing an education rich in human values.
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz / CubaSi Translation Staff