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Venezuelan Ballerina to Participate in New York Avant-Garde Festival

One of many talented Venezuelans abroad, dancer Cristal Albornoz will participate as a soloist in two unique presentations at the Avant-Garde Festival in New York City on June 12 and 13, 2009.

According to event organizers, this is the first time that the festival will allow "dancers, artists and choreographers to present their professional work." The show is the result of interdisciplinary work that combines dance, photography, and theatrical art, among others. The dance 's piece includes dancers from France, Japan, Taiwan, Bulgaria, the United States and Venezuela.

For this event, Albornoz, who currently works with dance company Nina Buisson Contemporary Move (NBCM), collaborated in different creative areas of production like makeup and painting. ?

Born in Caracas, Albornoz earned the title of professional dancer at the Dance Workshop of Caracas in 2002. During her time there, she studied with Miriam Berns, Araís Vigil, Luis Viana, Adriana Urdaneta, Felix Ruckert, Herwann Asseh and other members of the French company Moral Soul and Felix Rukher, among others. In 2006, Albornoz transferred to New York to study the Limon technique at the Limon Institute, one of the most recognized modern dance schools in the world, and the Peridance Center International Dance School.

Since September, 2008, Albornoz has been part, as an invited dancer, of the company Delirious Dances directed by dancer and choreographer Edisa Weeks, dancing and acting in her works "Elephant Dreams" and "The Weight of Dreams."The festival will be held in Judson Dance Theatre located in Judson Memorial Church, New York City, founded in 1962 and which has been a historically significant space for the famous personalities in the world of dance.

What: The Avant-Garde Festival
When: Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2009
Where: Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, b/1 West 3rd & Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
Time: 8 pm

For more information: http://www.balart.com/AvanteGardeFest.htm

Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, June 4, 2009

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