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Panama performers demand recognition of work amid pandemic

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Panama City, Feb 17 (EFE).- Dancers and artists on Wednesday performed on one of the main avenues of Panama City to demand formal recognition of the work of dance, the importance of which they say is historically relegated and even more so in the pandemic.Men and women wearing brightly colored clothes performed for half an hour on Via España avenue, near the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture, the focus of the peaceful protest called by the Union of Dance Artists (Sadanpa).The dancers claim that they are in "legal limbo" – lacking legal basis for their work, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, making it difficult to generate income. (Camera: CARLOS LEMOS).SHOT LIST: DANCERS AND ARTISTS GATHER TO PERFORM IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, TO DEMAND FORMAL RECOGNITION OF THEIR WORK.SOUND BITE: A LATIN RHYTHM DANCER, JORGE RIVAS (IN SPANISH).TRANSLATION: I have talked with several artists and they're experiencing the same thing. This is quite difficult for people in the artistic world. We are trying to reinvent ourselves in the sense of holding virtual performances, but it is not the same. It is contact with people that we need.

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