The santacruceña representation was present at the Pre Cosquín, famous folk contest in the province of Córdoba. Thirty-five dancers from the Ballet “La Querencia” represented Santa Cruz at the traditional festival .
“Identity Santacruceña” is the premise under which each of his presentations will be made. The director of the ballet, Micaela Gallardo, stressed 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 process of learning and creativity. It took us 11 months of training and we had the possibility to have in Santa Cruz two of the best choreographers in Argentina . This is Alexis Miranda and Facundo Mercado. Today it can be said that all the effort had its fruits and we were left with the best experience lived in Córdoba.”
A pure lung
Gallardo thanked the support received by the entire community and highlighted the solidarity work to raise money for the contest. “We are really happy because we received everyone's support to realize this dream. We work with fairs, tombolas and sales of cannelloni and empanadas . 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 Cárdenas. They were also joined by the folkloric dance ensemble with its 35 members. On the other hand, Mónica Abarece, who was also part of the Santacruceña delegation, participated in the category Unpublished Song. The theme chosen was “Retumbo de los Guanacos”, by Eduardo Guajardo, santacruceño singer-songwriter and performer. A soloist from malambo and malambo's 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 that took 4 women to do zapateo . “What is extremely important and remarkable for Santa Cruz.” Finally, he indicated that the performance of the ballet was titled “Owners of the Wind “and was a tribute to the Tehuelche community of the Camusu Aike reserve.
The Pre Cosquín has been developing for 49 years in Cordoba and aims to discover new national artistic values . There the santacruceños left their folkloric mark in this 2020 edition.