Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Today is a day of celebration. In these months we have published sad things, but today we celebrate the news of the Cuban National Theater Prize awarded by unanimous decision of the jury to the “binomial of creators of the scene”: our dear friends the puppeteer Ruben Dario Salazar and the designer Zenen Calero, two tireless fighters who do not stop creating and who from their native Matanzas have spread their art throughout the world.

On my behalf, on behalf of the Executive Committee and all the members of UNIMA, congratulations on that well-deserved Cuban THEATER award that this time has gone to the Puppet Theater, a real pride for our profession.

A big hug dear Ruben and Zenen

Idoya Otegui – General Secretary