Para Versión en Español Oprima AQUÍ
April 5-7, 2017
Conservatorio de Música
San Juan, PR
Prof. Jaime Bofill Calero was in charge of the organization of this important symposium. Here he is seing welcoming the public, and would later have an interesting presentation.
The musical opening of the activities was in charge of Fourte Guitar Quartet, who played several danzas.
Master classes were in charge of various personalities, such as Ángel Quintero (pictured here) and others.
Prof. Noel Allende gave an interesting presentation right after Hugo Viera, sitting at his side.
The Gil-Figueroa piano duet played some foun hands cuban danzas.
Student Jesús Díaz played an interesting cuban danza by Ignacio Cervantes.
Albanese pianist Insea Gegrifti has taken an interest in our Danza, and presented her idea of using it to fill a gap in the teaching of intermediate and advanced students toward the romantics. She also talked about the interpretation of the Danza, which she has mastered very well.
In the second day we had the visit of Luis Gabriel Mesa from Colombia University who talked about the transnational identity of the music of two important colombian composers.
Prof. Angel David Mattos gave us an excellent presentation of his "DanzzaJ" project - a fusion of our Danza with Jazz.
Prof. Alberto Guidobaldi presented three of his original prize winning danzas, one of them arranged for harp and the other for a clarinets ensemble.
The Conservatorio's Clarinet Ensemble playing one of Prof. Guidobaldi's danzas.
Prof. Bofill Calero and Marién Torres shared their: "Entre bombas, tumbas y danzas: la contradanza como género compartido en el Caribe." presentation.
The "Guateque" dance group, under the direction of Joaquín Nieves, offered a demonstration of XVII y XIX centruy dances, with colorful and interesting dresses and choreographies.
The second day presentations ended with the participation of the "Ecos de Borinquen" group.
The Instituto de Cultura was one of the sponsors of this event. It was represented by Josilda Acosta-Figueras, who talked about the efforts of that institution to preserve and spread the danza. Darío Morales (seated at left) also talked about the historical discography which is being digitized.
My friend and colleague composer/pianist Víctor Meléndez Donhert offered a lecture/recital with several of his original danzas.
The Guanina String Quartet played several danzas, including one of my authorship - El Abanico - sung by Sandra Rodríguez.
I offered a lecture/recital also, with several of my original danzas, almost at the end of the symposium.
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