CAMAGÜEY. - The interest to promote the theater of figures and the love for the puppeteer art constitutes the principal target of the celebration days Marionettes in My Region, foreseen from March 15 until March 21 in this city.

Among the guests will be Armando Morales recently honored with the National Award of Theater, and the groups Guiñol Nacional of Cuba and Hilos mágicos (Havana), Mejunje (Villa Clara), Para bajitos (Sancti Spíritus) and Guiñol of Holguín.

This event supported by the Provincial Council of the Scenic Arts (CPAE), will have moments of theoretical exchange, of workshops of marionette and of direction of figures and presentations in rooms and in community spaces of the municipalities of Camagüey, Sierra de Cubitas and Esmeralda.

Luis Montes de Oca told to the press that from the creation of his group La Comarca, it celebrates the International Day of the Marionette, March 21; and the birth of Pepe Camejo, pioneer of the professional theater of marionettes in Cuba, together with the Guiñol of Camagüey and the Theater Olga Alonso, of the medical university, the only three groups of the territory that belong to the International Union of the Marionette (UNIMA).

After the puppeteer days, Camagüey will develop meetings of the theatrical and dance criticism, about April; and from it enlists already to receive in October the National Festival of Theater, affirmed José Elías Gomero, the director of the CPAE.

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez