Biologist and choreographer share Costa Rica’s highest cultural award
The Culture Ministry recognized contributions to the country’s cultural heritage with the Premio Magón on Monday. This year’s award went to choreographer Rogelio López and scientist Rodrigo Gámez.
In a unanimous vote, the jury announced the award would be shared by two people for the first time since 1965.
López is a renowned choreographer who worked mainly at the University of Costa Rica as head of the university dance group, Danza Universitaria, from 1978 to 2006.
Biologist Gámez is the current president of the National Biodiversity Institute. The jury selected him for his contributions in the fields of ecology and biodiversity.
The Magón prize officially will be awarded May 15 in a ceremony in the National Theater.
You may be interested
Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four pointsLuis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018
Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of…
30 protesters released from prison in NicaraguaAFP / The Tico Times - October 17, 2018
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega freed 30 political opponents on Monday, an action greeted with relief by human rights organizations. They…
La Sele continues to struggle, falls to Colombia, 3-1Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2018
One of La Sele’s shining moments happened right there, at the Red Bull Arena, a little over a year ago.…