The entrepreneurship of my fellow Cubans, in and outside of Cuba, and their ability to capitalize on opportunities never ceases to surprise me. Maylena Chaviano Cubillet, a 30-year-old Cuban woman, has lived in the US for 10 years and in June 2016, she started organizing trips to bring US citizens who were interested in getting to know Cuba.
While speaking to some dancer friends of mine, at Cuba’s Arts Academy (ISA), I could see the disappointment reflected in the infinite sacrifice that characterizes students and artists in our country.
Over the past 25 years, the Mella Theater in Havana has become my second home. Here, I have witnessed unique and once-in-a-lifetime moments in Cuban culture.
In Carlos Acosta’s autobiography, “Sin mirar atrás” (No Way Home), which has been recently published by the Cuban publishing house Arte y Literatura, there’s a prophetic phrase which has ended up coming back to haunt this renowned dancer.
Danza Libre (Free Dance) is one of the most prestigious dance companies in the province of Guantanamo. These pictures are from a celebration held in Cuba’s eastern most province for International Dance Day on the last night of April. (11 photos)
The graceful steps of the members of Danza Acosta, a young dance company founded by Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, delighted audiences at a premiere performance held on Friday, April 16. Havana Times was present. (14 photos)
The Quenedit Ballet School (QBS) of San Antonio, Texas has seven students aging in range from 12-17 that have been invited to participate in the Cuban National Ballet School’s annual workshop March 21-25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba.
The Association des Amis des Ballets de Monte-Carlo (The Association of the Friends of the Monte-Carlo Ballet) is pleased to announce the conclusion of its successful and historic visit to Cuba.
“This project started in 1991. I believed women had a lot of stories to tell and, since we don’t always get a chance to do so, I decided to open up my own venue. I also wanted to experiment with something new, which we’ve come to call “fusion,” to combine all dance moves into a single, seamless choreography…”
Cuban ballet will forever remember Ana Lobe, a ballerina who has lived outside the island for years. Blessed with exceptional charisma, her impressive physical presence and the sophistication of her techniques made her shine on stage.