Chavez legacy lives on in Venezuela ballet

State-sponsored play traces late leader's journey from humble sweet seller to champion of Bolivarian revolution.

    Nearly two years after his death, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez still looms large in public life. A ballet based on Chavez's life is the latest in what some critics are calling a government propaganda.

    Maria Rossell, the ballet's director, denies the charge. "For us it's important, it's part of the message we are giving, that this is a ballet, a political ballet, but a ballet with an aesthetic proposal. It is a work of art, not a brochure," she said.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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