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Cartagena recreated the inauguration of the statue of Isidoro Maiquez on the 250th anniversary of his birth (14/05/2018)

The Plaza San Francisco hosted last Sunday May 13 a recreation of the tribute was made to Isidoro Máiquez when it was placed for the first time the sculpture of the actor made by the sculptor Ortells on May 2, 1927.

This event, which took place within the framework of the various events commemorating the illustrious Cartagena architect on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth, was attended by the Mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón;

and the mayor of the Culture, Education and Culture area, David Martínez Noguera.

In Plaza San Francisco, a timeless space was created in which actors, actors and the public in general composed a simultaneous scenario in three different periods.

The first of them recreated the eighteenth century, with the figure of Isidoro Máiquez himself.

Another traveled to the twentieth century, with the representation of the opening ceremony of the monument in 1927, where various actors got into the skin of the mayor Alfonso Torres, the councilor Mediavilla, the sculptor Ortells, the actor Ortiz de Zarate, the reciter Nieves Suarez and the baritone Marcos Redondo.

And finally, from the current era, the 21st century, with the presence of the authorities and the attending public.

The act began with the appearance of Isidoro Máiquez, from his own sculptural image, welcoming the attendees.

The recreation of the inauguration of the statue began with the arrival of the authorities, who attended the act of 1927. All of them arrived at the square in a vintage vehicle, accompanied by the group of the Cultural Association Modernists of Cartagena de Levante , who were dressed in period costumes.

The delegation was received with a musical performance by the Marine Infantry Unit of Cartagena.

The band offered a concert of Spanish music that was interspersed between the different acts of this program, in the same way that it was done 91 years ago.

The act continued with the reading of the speech that the mayor Alfonso Torres, the same that he directed to the Cartagena in that 1927. At the end, the cultural association The Modernists of Cartagena de Levante, with period costumes, made a wreath under the feet of the sculpture of Máiquez.

As it happened 91 years ago, the reading of the speech of the actor of the time, Ortiz de Zarate and the reciter, Nieves Suárez, was made.

He also returned to the 21st century with a closing speech by the current mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón.

The point and final in this act to commemorate the figure of Isidoro Máiquez on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth put the 'Anthem to Freedom', in the same way that the baritone Marcos Redondo did in 1927.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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