Earth Day 2015

With "The Earth takes the Urban Space", the event in honor of the planet began on April 23 at the headquarters of La Tortuga Foundation. A parade of living mannequins representing each terrestrial element (earth, water, air, and fire) paraded along Américo Vespucio Avenue, culminating the tour at the foundation's facilities, where they were awaited by the public present. The models belong to the Contemporary Dance Group "Movimiento Alternativo" from Guanta, Anzoátegui...

With "The Earth takes the Urban Space", the event in honor of the planet began on April 23 at the headquarters of La Tortuga Foundation. A parade of living mannequins representing each terrestrial element (earth, water, air and fire) paraded along Américo Vespucio Avenue, culminating the tour at the foundation's facilities, where they were awaited by the public present. The models belong to the Contemporary Dance Group "Movimiento Alternativo" from Guanta, Anzoátegui...

Then, the audience enjoyed "Retrospectiva", the first performance of the Ambientarrrt Program, which dates back to 2010 and talks about the struggle of the ocean to get rid of the garbage that floods it. It was performed by the dancer Linoska Ugas.

Afterwards, the audiovisual "El Despertar del Abedul" (The Awakening of the Birch Tree), a video dance performed by students of the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Industrial Rodolfo Loero Arismendi (IUTIRLA), students of the Audiovisual Sciences course, was projected. It narrates the fall of a tree under the hand of man and its rebirth in spite of the present difficulties.

For the closing, the dancer Jesús Bravo presented the performance "Ether", a piece of his creation that shows the origin of everything, the birth of life, and the rebirth of the beautiful and pure.

The central axis of all this activity was a photographic exhibition on the 10 years of La Tortuga Foundation, which highlights important moments of the work of this environmental organization, its founders, team, volunteers, and various works that have given it a privileged place in terms of conservation work and protection of nature. This exhibition will be on display for three months for the general public with free admission.