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TRANSFORMATION | 12.21.2020

MAPFRE launches Universos in Uruguay with the testimony of ballet dancer Julio Bocca

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The series will consist of ten audiovisual interviews with figures who have transformed the current scene in Uruguay

Creating a space for reflection around inspiring life stories “that invite you to look up, enrich your spirit and broaden your horizons.” This is how the CEO of MAPFRE Uruguay, Marianne Delgado, summarizes this initiative created by the company in collaboration with Uruguayan newspaper El PAÍS: Universos. Historias que construyen futuro (Universes: Stories that create the future).

It is a series that will offer, in addition to the testimony of international dancer Julio Bocca, nine other interviews with personalities such as Cristina Morán — Uruguayan presenter, commentator and actress, César Charlone — director of photography, director and scriptwriter, and Ida Vitale — poet, essayist and literary critic. They have all shown an ability to overcome adversity, dedication through hard work and sacrifice, and an incessant drive to succeed.

The first interview was with outstanding ballet dancer and former artistic director of the Ballet Nacional del Sodre, the National Ballet of Uruguay, Julio Bocca. You can see the full interview (in Spanish) here.

 

“I want to take dance to the soccer field,” a dream that was born—albeit subconsciously—when he first accompanied his grandfather to the pitch to watch Argentinian rivals Boca and River play. His childhood, his first audition at the Colón theater, the rehearsals at the barre and in the center together with Mikhail Baryshnikov in the American Ballet… The memories of the body and mind of one of the great masters of dance.

Universos allows MAPFRE Uruguay and El PAÍS to bring together some of the greatest influencers of public opinion in the country, together with a diverse group of guests, generating an intimate and up-close discussion while complying with all COVID-19 hygiene and safety measures. The launch of this project is part of MAPFRE’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in Uruguay, in what has been a complicated and challenging year for all. An important action offering value to society.

All the testimonials will be available via elpais.com.uy free of charge.