President of the Republic and Government congratulate choreographer Marlene Freitas distinguished by the Venice Biennale

Praia, Jan 18 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, congratulated the Cabo Verdean choreographer Marlene Freitas, who along with the North American Meg Stuart, was awarded a career prize at the Venice Dance Biennial (Italy).

Marlene Monteiro Freitas will receive the Silver Lion and Meg Stuart the Golden Lion on June 22 at the opening of the 12th International Contemporary Dance Festival.

Jorge Carlos Fonseca, who became aware of the news when asked by the journalist after presiding at the opening of the 3rd International Congress of Cabo Verdean Physicians in the City of Praia, considered it a “great news”, stressing that this is also a encouragement for all Cabo Verdeans to be champions.

“I just have to be very pleased. Congratulations to the choreography and, through it, to stimulate all Cabo Verdeans and Cabo Verdeans working in areas of sport, arts, culture, literature, poetry, so that we can be champions in many things” said.