Fifth International Sea & Air Festival Approaches
|Ivette Graniel is Belize's
representative in the Reina de la Costa Maya Internacional beauty pageant
La Reina de la Costa Maya Internacional Takes Shape
Opening the Sea & Air Festival on Tuesday, August 13, is one of San
Pedro's favourite functions - a beauty pageant. The organizing committee for
La Reina de la Costa Maya Internacional is pleased to announce the
contestants for the pageant. Miss Ivette Graniel (pictured on the left) will
represent Belize. Representing El Salvador is Miss Salvador Maya, Carmen
Yesenia Rodriguez. Miss Honduras, Maria Josepha Zamola will compete for her
country. Guatemala is sending Miss Maria de Lourdes Cuellar Ardon. Mexico
will also be represented by a recognized beauty queen, replacing Miss
Quintana Roo who was unable to attend..
The pageant is part of the opening celebrations for the 1996 Sea & Air
Festival on Tuesday, August 13th at the festival grounds. It marks the first
time that each of the Mundo Maya countries will be represented by an
officially recognized beauty queen. The organizing committee would like to
thank all the people and businesses who have generously supported Reina de
la Costa Maya Internacional.
Grupo Zots to appear at Sea & Air Festival
Grupo Zots will be appearing on August 16th at the Fifth International
Sea & Air Festival. It is the first time Honduras will be presenting a
cultural group at the festival. The band appearing with the dancers on
Honduras night is the popular La Gran Banda.
Press Release, Sea & Air Festival
Zots started in 1987 as a young dance group from the Instituto Jesus
Milla Selva. From its beginning this dance group manifested the proper
enthusiasm needed to become a professional dance group. Zots was enforced
with new generation of young people that today perform a professional,
choreographed dance all thanks to the discipline demanded by the founder and
director, David Flores.
Zots is a group whose main objective is to project their national
identity through their dances consisting of rich values and national themes
and incorporating the folkloric elements and the popular culture combined in
all its splendor through systemized investigation that boasts various phases
true to the spectacle.
|Sunita Castillo will be performing East Indian
dances on Saturday, August 17th - Belize/Caribbean Night
David Flores, Director of the group is insistent on the production of
highly rated, genuine shows, which are projected with the magnitude of shows
for all areas of the country with reviews of international level. Up to date
the group has had the opportunity to perform in Guatemala, the United States
of America, Spain, Mexico and Colombia. Zots' repertoire is nurtured with
cultural and traditional dances of all the Honduran territories.
For Zots their dance is very important as it serves as the growth of
their culture, it is an international language of understanding, a means of
communication of all the villages and an indispensable activity in the life
of a person. The dances are not showcased as a decoration but as the
expression of the soul of men.
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