What is today the municipality of Cerro was first founded as a township 424 years ago. In recent decades a Culture Week is held to celebrate the anniversary. The 34th such event, dedicated to the popular and traditional dances. “Clave y Guaguancó” had the youth dancing, and the not so young as well. (30 photos)
As part of the recently held Urban Dance, Old Havana in Movement Festival performed the group Butoh Space Dance, led by Japanese maestro Tetsuro Fukuhara, with dancers from Japan, England and Chile. The troupe blended with the passersby that became part of the urban dance landscape. (20 photos)
The Variety Show companies draw upon many of the artistic possibilities (theater, dance, circus art, mime, visual art, audiovisual presentation). However, their basis is purely musical, sampling from a variety of sources and thus escaping formal definition. The script doesn’t necessarily have a single unifying theme and the performance is totally eclectic.
“When we saw the call for participation, we were thrilled by the idea of taking our performance out to the street, to public spaces far from the stage, without charging admittance,” said Cyntia Moya, director of the Chilean theater troupe ‘Cyma’ at Havana’s City in Motion event.
Joel Suarez, one of the few Cuban dancers who has managed to join a leading company in Europe, shares his experiences and views on the preparation that dancers currently go through in Cuba compared to dancers worldwide.
A group of seven dancers from the National Ballet of Cuba left the prestigious company in the middle of last March in Mexico, en route to the United States, reported the Café Fuerte website on Tuesday.
In this work, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba uses the human voice, Afro-Cuban percussion, guaracha, Bronx drums, mambo and waltz. The dancers carry out the most complicated stunts. Light, color, music & dance in perfect harmony invite the audience to enjoy life to the fullest. (30 photos)
The Wu Opera, from China’s Zhejiang Province, performed in the Spring Festival in Havana’s Chinatown as part of the troupe’s tour of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Ballet de Camara of Quintana Roo, Mexico and the Cuban National Ballet performed last weekend together in both Havana and Pinar del Rio. The Mexican ballet performed The Night of the Mayas as well as El Muelle (the Quay). The Cuban dancers performed Pas de Deux El Cisne Negro and Quijote. (29 photos)
The Stilt Artists Company of Old Havana (Compañia de Zanqueros de La Habana Vieja) perform daily to the delight of locals and tourists of all ages, dancing or posing as living statues. With the playing of drums, whistles and their dances they fill the old town with colors and sounds, living up the daily life. (28 photos)