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Venezuela: Watch this BALLET about Hugo Chavez01:26

Venezuela: Watch this BALLET about Hugo Chavez

Caracas
November 28, 2014 at 20:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

The life of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was the subject of a ballet Thursday in Caracas, with hundreds of people packing the Rios Reyna Hall of the Teresa Carreno Theatre to witness "From Spider-Seller to Liberator." The ballet, which chronicles Chavez's life as a boy selling homemade spider-shaped sweets in his rural hometown to leader of the Latin American nation, features more than 40 dancers and over 100 others involved in its production.

Maria Claudia Rossell, executive producer of the ballet, said it is meant as a homage to Chavez, who died in 2013. She said the life of Chavez was extensively researched, "to make the play work dramaturgically."

Tickets for the ballet, which included a section where a woman symbolising the Venezuelan nation danced a pas de deux with a male dancer representing Chavez, went for between $16 and $44 (€12.84 and €35.35).

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The life of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was the subject of a ballet Thursday in Caracas, with hundreds of people packing the Rios Reyna Hall of the Teresa Carreno Theatre to witness "From Spider-Seller to Liberator." The ballet, which chronicles Chavez's life as a boy selling homemade spider-shaped sweets in his rural hometown to leader of the Latin American nation, features more than 40 dancers and over 100 others involved in its production.

Maria Claudia Rossell, executive producer of the ballet, said it is meant as a homage to Chavez, who died in 2013. She said the life of Chavez was extensively researched, "to make the play work dramaturgically."

Tickets for the ballet, which included a section where a woman symbolising the Venezuelan nation danced a pas de deux with a male dancer representing Chavez, went for between $16 and $44 (€12.84 and €35.35).

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