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RAW: Acrobats from 17 countries attend circus festival in Havana

Cuba kicks off the week-long Circuba 2016 International Festival on July 11 in Havana, with the participation of artists from 17 countries in America, Europe and Asia.

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(Soundbite) Ralph David Adamovich, U.S. Acrobat
“I am very excited about my performance here. It is my first time in a circus festival. I have been in circuses before. It is a great, great honor to be here in Cuba, in the Circuba Festival.”

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(Soundbite) José Manuel Cordero, General Coordinator of Festival
“This is the circus, the Cuban circus, a renovated art that has merged several trends such as the Russian School, as the Chinese School and the French School. It has adopted a very peculiar style that is our own, the Creole style, the tropical style.”

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(Soundbite) José Manuel Cordero, General Coordinator of Festival
“Here we are almost overwhelmed with all the great entrepreneurs of circuses in the world. They come to Cuba in search of new talents and artists who may be in their company, in their festivals and in their seasons. That encourages Circuba, which means that this is the meeting place of America in the circus world.”

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