The San Jose Ballet Festival: A Tribute to Artistic Excellence
There will be an opportunity for dance lovers in and around San José to enjoy the Ballet Festival on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at the East Auditorium of the Humboldt School, located in Pavas, San José.
A bit of history.
Before diving into the details of the San Jose Ballet Festival, it is important to take a look at the rich history of this dance.
The history of ballet in Costa Rica dates back to the early twentieth century, when classical dance began to spread in the country. Through the influence of international masters and companies, it managed to establish itself and grow in Costa Rica.
During the 1930s, European and American dance companies arrived in Costa Rica, such as Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and the Monte Carlo Ballet, which presented acclaimed shows and aroused great interest among Costa Ricans.
However, it was in 1971 when the Ballet of Costa Rica was founded, directed by the renowned Cuban dancer and choreographer Dulce Anaya. This company became the main institution in the country and played a fundamental role in the development and promotion of classical dance in the country.
Ballet Festival and its objective.
The main objective of the San José Ballet Festival is to provide a stage for outstanding dancers and choreographers, both local and international, to showcase their talent and share their art with the Costa Rican public. This event seeks to promote the appreciation of dance and contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community. In attending this festival, spectators will not only enjoy high-level performances, but will also have the opportunity to support the artists and contribute to the continued growth of ballet in Costa Rica.
In order to ensure the sustainability and success of the festival, the support of the public is crucial. Attending performances and purchasing tickets is a tangible way to support the dancers, choreographers and other professionals involved in the realization of this event. In addition, other forms of support, such as social media, can be explored to ensure that the event reaches a wider audience and continues to thrive in future editions.
This event, which promises to be an unforgettable experience, will bring together talented dancers and renowned choreographers to celebrate the beauty and elegance of this art form. The festival is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of ballet and support local artists with an affordable entrance fee of 13,000 colones.