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The Santacruceños put their dance in the Pre Cosquín

Under the premise “Identity of Santacruceña”, the delegation of the Folkloric Ballet of Santa Cruz was presented at Pre Cosquín
| 12 February, 2020 |

The Santacruceña representation was present at the Pre Cosquín, a famous folk festival in the province of Córdoba. Thirty-five dancers of the Ballet “La Querencia” represented Santa Cruz at the traditional festival.

“ Identity of Santacruceña” is the premise under which each one of his presentations. The director of the ballet, Micaela Gallardo, highlighted that this trip is the summary of a lot of work. “We have a training with our dancers of almost 4 years and a whole learning process and creativity. It took us 11 months of training and we had the possibility of have two of Argentina’s best choreographers in Santa Cruz. Them are Alexis Miranda and Facundo Mercado. Today you can say that all the effort had its fruits and we stayed with the best experience lived in Cordoba”.

A pure lung

Gallardo thanked the support received by the entire community and highlighted the solidarity work to raise money for the contest. “Really we are very happy because we receive the support of all to concretize this sleep. We work with fairs, tombolas and cannelloni and empanadas sales. And finally we got the money for the 10 days of stay and also the collective. That is, we managed to go to Cordoba with all payment,” he added.

“ La Querencia” presented at the contest a dance couple, Fernanda Castro and Matías Cardenas. To them, they were also joined by the of folkloric dance with its 35 members. On the other hand, Mónica Abarece, who was also part of the Santacruceña delegation, participated in the category Canción Unédita. The theme chosen was “Rumble of the Guanacos” by Eduardo Guajardo, singer-songwriter and interpreter Santacruceño. A malambo soloist and malambo group Las Redomonas were also part of the group of southerners who were present at the festival.

The director of the ballet noted that the province was the only one in the country to take four women to do zapping. “What is extremely important and remarkable for Santa Cruz.” Finally, he indicated that the presentation of the ballet was titled “Owners of the Wind “and was a tribute to the Tehuelche community of the Camusu Aike reserve.

Pre Cosquín has been developing for 49 years in Córdoba and aims to discover new national artistic values. There the Santacruceños left their folkloric mark in this 2020 edition.

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