Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC) Youth Ballet will compete in the Danza Activa Internacional contest in Panama from August 30 through September 2, the company announced on Thursday.
Considered the most important dance competition in Panama, the event will take place at the Megapolis Convention Center in Panama City, with the participation of students from many Latin American countries.
LADC founder and Director Lizt Alfonso was a member of the competition jury during the previous edition of the event.
Spanish dancer Sebastian Linares Alcala, director and choreographer of the Empire of Dreams Dance Academy in Mallorca; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater teacher, Caridad Martinez, from Cuba; and Colombian professor of the Juilliard School and the Jeoffrey Ballet School, Juan Carlos Peñuela, among others, will serve as judges this year.
Several institutions will grant scholarships at the Danza Activa 2019 competition, such as the New York Dance Project, Jeoffrey Ballet School and the Julio Bocca Foundation.
During the intense rehearsals, LADC regisseur and choreographer Claudia Valdivia told Prensa Latina about the aim of exhibiting the range of opportunities the company offers through its fusion dance during the competition.
The Cuban delegation, aged 14 to 18, will compete in the modern/contemporary and flamenco/character dance categories, with choreographies by Alfonso, Claudia Valdivia and Diana Fernandez, and also by maestras Indira Alvarez, Risel Mayor, Daira Maria Jay and Yohara Garcia.