Some 32 dance groups and hundreds of dancers will conduct a dance marathon this weekend at the Central Nacional de la Cultura in San José.
The event, Danzatón 2012, celebrates the International Day of Dance.
The event is organized by the Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores de la Danza and the Compañía Nacional de Danza of the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud. Among the dancers will be professionals and what are termed semi-professionals.
The international day of the dance, April 29, was marked with a dance event that day in the culture ministry’s Teatro de la Danza.
An estimated 100 dancers will take the stage Friday at 8 p.m. for a program that includes flamenco, Middle Eastern and fusion, according to a program.
Saturday some 163 dancers are scheduled, also at 8 p.m. Sunday’s 4 p.m. performance is expected to draw 142 dancers.
Dancers in Costa Rica have marked the international day for nine years. The day is a United Nations creation.