Pre-Columbian spheres have inspired a dance recounting their creation

The Museo Nacional  celebrates its 127th birthday Sunday with a seven-hour extravaganza, mostly musical. A highlight is the “Campo de Esferas,” a dance presentation by the group  UNA Danza Joven from Universidad Nacional in Heredia.

The dance performance has been presented at  Finca 6, the heart of the area in which the giant stone spheres have been found. Directed by  Fito Guevara and Valentina Marenco, 15 dancers will present the history of the creation of the stone spheres, which soon will be listed as tangible world heritage. This presentation begins at 6 p.m.

The festivities begin at noon with an exposition called “A Tres Bandas,” which seeks to celebrate different forms of music. An hour later, humorist and singer  Dionisio Cabal will be presenting a commentary on Tico culture.

The event at 2. p.m. featured a group  from the Academia de Baile Merecumbé, whose members will perform Latin American dances.

The Universidad de Costa Rica’s Taller Formativo de Expresión Musical  performs calypso and other Latin rhythms at 3 p.m.

Fantasía de Tango at 4 p.m. presents a show featuring that dance.

At 5 p.m. the  Grupo Eleus presents a mix of classical and traditional music.

The entire event is free for Costa Ricans and residents.

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