Sunday, November 15, 2009

Celebration in Buenos Aires for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Was held at the Avenida de Mayo 200 pieces of domino toppled painted by artists and students

The city of Buenos Aires today celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a series of artistic events, as was done last Monday in front of the historic Brandenburg Gate.

Past 1630, were demolished 200 pieces of dominoes, 2.5 meters high, 1 meter wide and 40 inches deep. The pieces were built in styrofoam and covered with a canvas, over the past week were painted by artists and school students in Buenos Aires.

Simultaneous sang tenor Dario Volonte and later the audience enjoyed the spectacle in which tango was programmed and traditional German music.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires city government and the German Embassy, also served to celebrate the 15 years of brotherhood between Buenos Aires and Berlin under the slogan "Culture brings down walls."

The representation of dominoes used to "celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also to become aware of the walls that remain down. It is a vision and why children chose to paint the pieces," said Minister Culture of Buenos Aires, Hernan Lombardi.

The domino effect is the Buenos Aires version of the show held in Berlin last week that, in this case took place outside the headquarters of the city cultural portfolio, at Avenida de Mayo 575.

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