Posted by: cubaa | October 8, 2007

Cuban Fairies

Cuban Children’s Theater Company Receive UN Award

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Havana, (acn)- The Cuban children’s theater company “La Colmenita”
has been appointed as Good Will Ambassadors of the UN Children’s Fund
(UNICEF).

“We owe this recognition to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro,” said the
director of the company, Carlos Alberto Cremata, upon receiving the
award on Wednesday during a ceremony held at the San Francisco de Asis
Convent in Havana.

Cremata praised the support of the Cuban leader and the contribution
made by the ministries of Culture and Education and the Office of the
Havana Historian. He added that this award commits them to continue
working in the defense of children’s rights and for a better world.

For his part, the UNICEF regional director for Latin America and the
Caribbean, Nils Kastberg, recognized the contribution made by “La
Colmenita” to world culture and peace.

The UN official noted that “La Colmenita” is the first theater company
that receives this award and urged them to continue their work in favor
of the new generations.

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Others who praised the work of “La Colmenita” were Jose Juan Ortiz, the
UNICEF representative in Cuba, and Havana Historian Eusebio Leal.

The ceremony concluded with the exhibition of Cremata’s most recent
play: “Cinderella… according to the Beatles.”

Few groups have been awarded with that distinction so far, as Spanish Los Lunnis puppeteer group and the Venezuelan National System of Children’s and Youth Orchestras.

It will be another opportunity to keep giving honey hugs around the world, Juan Carlos Cremata, director of La Colmenita theater company, said.

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