IMG_0083“I was invited to do a people to people exchange through Copperbridge last April in Havana, Cuba.  The focus was on the cultural arts, but they offered to arrange other topics of interest to our small group of 6 travelers.

 I am pleased to report that Copperbridge put our itinerary together with a great deal of flexibility – – moving the daily agenda around as necessary so that we could take advantage of some special access that, by its very nature, takes place on short notice. In that way, we got to meet touring dance companies, see a performance of Carmen and meet the entire Company of dancers, meet with a children’s acting company, meet an acclaimed dress designer in her home, have a special guided tour at an art museum, meet graphic artists in their studio, walk Old Havana with the foremost Cuban City Planner, spend an afternoon in an area near the sea with fancifully decorated homes and meet the owners. I could go on and on, but I’ll end by saying that my expectations were exceed by a wide margin.”

Allen Steinbock

“My wife and I participated in one of your People-to-People programs in Cuba this past May.  It was one of the most memorable trips we have ever been on!
 
The people are wonderful and very caring.  The highlight of highlights of this journey was a visit to the Narciso Medina Dance Company to watch a performance by these mostly teenagers.  We were struck by the ability, creativity and, most of all, the passion of these young people for their art.
 
They were truly amazing – even in a barren theater their performance was on a par with some of the best professional dance companies we have seen in the United States.
 
The work you do foster interaction and better understanding between the people of both countries is outstanding!
 
Keep up the good work!

Thank you for the opportunity to meet such wonderful people.”

Joe and Ann Hitter

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