Dance master Rodolfo Varela dies

Rodolfo Valera was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira state, in 1944, and at the age of 16 he left his family to dedicate himself fully to dances in the eastern part of the country. Photo: Twitter Ernesto Villegas

Venezuela regrets the physical departure of the teacher, choreographer and dancer Rodolfo Varela, who made history as a precursor of contemporary dance in Venezuela. “Venezuelan dance is in mourning. Rodolfo Varela, winner of the 2019-20 National Prize for Culture, has just gone into eternity before receiving this well-deserved award, “said the Minister of Popular Power for Culture, Ernesto Villegas, through his Twitter account @VillegasPoljak this Sunday.

Rodolfo Valera was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira state, in 1944, and at the age of 16 he left his family to dedicate himself fully to dances in the eastern part of the country.

Founder of Danzas Táchira, socio-cultural fighter committed to the construction of Venezuela ”,“ Caminante no hay camino, one makes the path while walking ”Honorary teacher of the National Experimental University of the Arts, Cultural Heritage of the Sucre state.

Varela is remembered as a precursor of contemporary dance in Venezuela, as well as a socio-cultural fighter committed to the construction of the country. 

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