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Audrey Azoulay, director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), highlighted this Wednesday, International Dance Day, the power of this art to generate joy, and recalled the legacy of the great Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso.

To remember the outstanding career of the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso (1920-2019), in her centennial year, will be dedicated the International Dance Day, which is celebrated every April 29 since 1982.

Due to the global epidemiological situation caused by the growing spread of the new coronavirus, the Cuban Music Institute (ICM) has decided to postpone the 24th International Music Festival Cubadisco until 2021.

Juan Padron, a leading Cuban filmmaker who won the National Humor Award in 2004 and the National Film Award in 2008, and one of the country's most renowned cartoonists, died early Tuesday morning of a serious lung disease.

In accordance with the measures adopted in the country to prevent Covid-19, Cuba´s Politburo decided to significantly modify the Plan of National Acts and Events that had been approved for this year, in order to avoid carrying out activities that involve the concentration of people.

The presentation of a series of books devoted to the traditions of Cuba is one of the most effective ways of taking the love of the Caribbean island to the hearts of Russian citizens.

The international tourism fair in Hungary opened at the Hungexpo fairgrounds in Budapest, capital city, with the presence of a Cuban delegation, headed by David Lobaina, representative for Central Europe of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).

The outstanding Spanish singer-songwriter Alex Ubago will perform for the first time in Cuba, as he will be one of the special guests at the 10th edition of the Festival Un Puente hacia La Habana (A Bridge to Havana), to be held April 26 to May 10 this year.

Acosta Danza, a company founded and directed by Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, will perform from today until April 11, in cities in the United Kingdom, invited by the Dance Consortium, an association of 20 major theaters that seeks to bring the best of international choreographic art to that country.

The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. government against Cuba for almost six decades ago hinders the academic exchange of the University of Pinar del Rio (Western Cuba) Hermanos Saiz Montes de Oca with institutions around the world.

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