HAVANA, CUBA, October 13, 2013 (Plenglish): According to Indian ambassador here, C. Rajasekhar, the festival will strengthen ties between both countries, which have been cordial for years.
The festival will coincide with the visit of a government delegation to the Asian country, led by Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari and several members of the cabinet and parliament, said the diplomat. "We want to show the Cuban public the colorful splendor of various manifestations such as visual arts, film, dance and cuisine," said Rajasekhar.
The show Nrityarupa, a mosaic of Indian dance, will open the inaugural gala at the Teatro Mella in Havana on October 29, the same venue will host the function the next day and then, on October 31 will be exhibit at the Teatro Milanes, of the western Pinar del Rio province.
Besides folk and classical dances, literature will also have a special place because Indian poets, playwrights and novelists will travel to Havana to hold exchanges, conferences, workshops and reading sessions.
Meanwhile, Alba Cultural House in this capital will host from October 28 to November 5 a joint exhibition of painters Narendar Reddy, Sanjiv Nath and Cubans Zaida del Rio and Ernesto Garcia Pena.