Opret initiates celebration of Culture Week

The Office for the Reorganization of Transportation (Opret) launched this Wednesday the Metro Culture Week, a program that will offer different artistic and educational presentations to users of the Santo Domingo metro and cable car.

The institution reiterated its commitment to the promotion of good values in the users of this important transportation system, the support to talents and contribution to art and culture, impacting more than 350,000 people daily.

The opening ceremony of the program, which will run until November 8, takes place at the Casandra Damirón station, with the presentation of a folkloric dance by students of the Mauricio Báez Arts Education Center; the Gregorio Urbano Gilbert Arts Education Center presents a traditional dance, while the musical group Sonidos Jazz presents live music.

Wednesday’s itinerary also includes live music by the Liceo Modalidad en Arte Estados Unidos, as well as performances by Rondalla Universitaria UASD and Grupo DR Brass.

The celebration of “Cultura Metro” continues this Thursday with live painting, exhibitions and handicrafts. Among the art exhibits being presented at the Casandra Damirón station are “Culturas”, by Benjamín Cruz and “Expresionismo”, by the Centro Educativo Modalidad en Arte Gregorio Urbano Gilbert.

On Friday, book donations will be made, living statues will be presented and there will be a reading and interaction with Dominican authors in the train cars, by the Ministry of Education (MINERD).

Tuesday’s activities will include dances and monologues.

The week-long celebration concludes on Wednesday, November 8, with a talk on “Art and Culture” by Robert D. Rosario.

Source: presidencia.gov.do

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