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From Tuesday, April 21 and until Thursday, May 21, the public will have the opportunity to enjoy Teatro al Mediodía from their home. These are 10 shows that were presented under this modality in 2019 and will now be available to the public through the Facebook and Instagram of the National Theater.

The shows will air every Tuesday and Friday at 9:00 am and will be available to the public for 15 days from the premiere date.

With this first pilot plan, the National Theater makes available to the public some memorable shows from the 2019 Teatro al Mediodía season. In accordance with the government’s measures to stay in our house, in the midst of this pandemic, we promote content that reminds him of moments lived in the Theater and that now come to accompany him to his house. Based on this experience, we will appreciate continuing to broadcast some productions online. We are very pleased that thanks to virtual tools we can continue to be so close to our audience. We are very grateful to the artists who are gladly sharing their talent with their public and we hope to bring great surprises, ”explained Karina Salguero Moya, director of the National Theater.

April 21, “Broadway Cabaret Night Gold” with Isabel Guzmán, Russian pianist Marina Pavliuschkova and young stage artist Isabella Condo.

Synopsis: In the midst of comedy and jazz, this show has walked on different stages and takes a journey through the classics of musical theater, including El Mago de Oz, Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Los Miserables until reaching the original music of Guzmán Payés .

Isabel is a Salvadoran artist based in Costa Rica. She is recognized in the field of tabla as a multidisciplinary artist for her performance as a dancer, singer, actress and songwriter. At the age of 13 he began his studies in piano music and music theory at the National Center of Arts in El Salvador and in 2005 he traveled to San José Costa Rica to continue his artistic development.

23 de abril, The Ball State University Jazz Lab Ensamble

Synopsis: Flagship group of the jazz studies program of that university, which has a reputation as one of the best university bands in the entire United States of America.

El repertorio está compuesto por temas como Take the A Train de Billy Strayhorn, That Old Black Magic de Johnny Mercer/ Harold Arlen, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing de Billy Strayhorn, entre otros.

28 de abril,  Zarzuela cubana “María la O” de Ernesto Lecuona, directed by Manuel Matarrita.

Synopsis: This zarzuela tells the adverse love story between the mulatto Maria and the Spanish aristocrat Fernando de Alcázar, revealing the class, gender and ethnic origins struggle that prevailed in the 19th century on the island of Cuba. With the participation of Ivette Ortiz, Ernesto Rodríguez, José Arturo Chacón, Marcela Alfaro and Dennis Quirós.

April 30, University of Northern Alabama Orchestra and Chamber Choir.

Synopsis: The University of Northern Alabama Chamber Orchestra is comprised of college musicians selected by audition from the largest orchestral study program at the University of Northern Alabama and the UNA Shoals Symphony Orchestra. While the Chamber Choir of the University of Northern Alabama is a group of elite singers.

This time they will perform a program that includes Concerto in B – Flat Major for Trumpet, Op.7, No.3; “Dartmoor 1912” from War Horse, Haydn Missa in Angustiis (“Lord Nelson Mass”) in D minor, Hob.XXII: 11, among other subjects.

May 5, “Calypso stay alive”, by Kawe Calypso and the Banda Semba Preta.

Synopsis: A show in which the Kawe Calypso veterans teamed up with the youth of Semba Preta and performed a program that includes original songs like Pandemia, Buda band, Carnaval day, Rumba, Kawe banda, Cho-cho, Segundo and The King .

Kawe Calypso is a group from Cahuita, formed since 2000 and made up of Danny Williams, director, voice, choirs and conga; Alfonso Goulbourne on bass, quijongo and backing vocals and Otilio Brown on guitar, banjo and backing vocals.

May 7, “Permission … the swing is coming” by Ligia Torijano

Synopsis: Show in which the history of the Creole swing is narrated with voice-over, acting and dancing. Who danced it? Why was it prohibited to dance it in classrooms? What kind of people danced it? What does it mean within the slang of these dancers ?, up to how was it declared Intangible Cultural Heritage on May 3, 2012?

The Cradle of Swing by Ligia Torijano is a dance company with 25 years of uninterrupted experience, its director Ligia Torijano was the driving force behind the decree of the Swing Creole as Intangible Cultural Heritage, in addition to being the National Culture Prize in 2010.

May 12, “Flamenco made woman” by Paulina Peralta

Synopsis: With a program that included pasodoble, sevillanas, tangos, rumba, soleá, guajira, farruca, tangos, soleá, bulerías, alegrías, seguiriya and bulerías, the students of the Escuela de Flamenco offered a tribute to the teacher Paulina Peralta.

The show had as a guest artist the Panamanian bailaora Anita Loynaz, choreographer and teacher who directs in Panama the dance academy that bears her name. In addition, it had the participation of the musicians Iván Liceaga, Gregory Vidal, Alejandro Diaz and Luis Diego Jiménez.

May 14, San José Ballet Festival Ensemble and the group + 3 Ensemble ”

Synopsis: Choreographies of María Solera, Eileen Ramírez and William Retana danced by the San José Ballet Festival Ensemble (main and youth) and two invited dancers from Danzay.

May 19, Pianist Children of the Higher Institute of Arts.

Synopsis: Children between the ages of 5 and 13 participate in the concert, for some they are their first steps, others with more experience have won many national and international competitions. Students will perform songs by composers such as A.Biehl, M.Glinka, L.van Beethoven, F. Chopin, M.Glinka, D.Shostakovich, among others.

May 21: “The art of suddenness, couplets and retahilas” by the master couplers Luis Ruiz and Zaira Marín, accompanied by DionisSynopsis: Children between the ages of 5 and 13 participate in the concert, for some they are their first steps, others with more experience have won many national and international competitions. Students will perform songs by composers such as A.Biehl, M.Glinka, L.van Beethoven, F. Chopin, M.Glinka, D.Shostakovich, among Cabal and Carlos Monge, from the group “La Cruceta”.

The art of improvisation of couplets or “bombs” has been taking place in the Central Valley since the 16th century, with the name of suddenness.

Luis Ruiz is a master coupler from San Ramón, Zaira Marín is a coupler originally from San Carlos. Both will show two classic formats: the quatrain and the string. The program includes copleros game, own strings and interaction with the public

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