Barcelona’s Jazz Dance in Cuba

March 10, 2015 | No Comments »

Victor Rodrigo is a choreographer specializing in jazz dance whose unique style has earned him a place among Barcelona’s perfroming artists. He came to Havana to stage the premiere of one of his shows.

Cuban Dance Co. Stages Three Unforgettable Pieces

February 23, 2015 | No Comments »

This past February 14th, Cuba’s Danza Contemporanea (DCC) dance company treated the audience to a marvelous Saint Valentine’s gift. They performed two premieres and restaged a popular piece: English choreographer Billy Cowie’s Tangos Cubanos (“Cuban Tangos”), Cuban choreographer and former DCC dancer Alexis Zanetti’s Retorno (“Return”) and Belgian-Colombian choreographer Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Reversible.” (17 photos)

Cuba’s Danza Contemporanea Premieres “Cuban Tangos”

February 21, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Cuba’s Danza Contemporanea company opened their season by staging the world premiere of Tangos cubanos at Havana’s Mella Theater, treating audiences to choreographies, music and texts by Billy Cowie. (29 photos)

Susana Pous & Cuba’s Danza Abierta Co.

February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Susana Pous is a Spanish artist who has been involved with the Cuban stage for many years. “I’ve never felt out of place in Cuba. There are of course cultural differences that I’ve run into, but I have always tried to approach differences with respect.”

Spanish Ballet at Havana’s Marti Theater

January 31, 2015 | 2 comments

Since its re-opening in 2014, Havana’s Marti Theater has surprised us with artful and powerful performances. This time around, Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Company – a dance ensemble that will be celebrating 28 years of existence next April – was responsible for the performance we enjoyed. (29 photos)

Flag Bearers from Rione Bianco Treat Old Havana to Traditional Performance

January 9, 2015 | No Comments »

Old Havana residents and visitors are treated to agreeable surprises from time to time. The sound of trumpets and drums reached me from the other end of the square from a book launching I had gone to. (17 photos)

New York’s Ballet Hispanico in Havana

November 6, 2014 | No Comments »

Havana’s International Ballet Festival treats us to several surprises. Among those during the current event is the presence of the Ballet Hispanico of New York. HT was on hand at their first performance. (30 photos)

Ballerina Xiomara Reyes Returns to the Cuban Stage

October 10, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Days before the start of Cuba’s International Ballet Festival (October 28 – November 7), the second Cuban woman to make it in the American Ballet Theater (ABT), lead ballerina Xiomara Reyes, returns to the Cuban stage to treat us to her immense talent. “I have many dreams and ideas in my mind and my heart.”

Cuban National Ballet to Perform in Mexico

September 15, 2014 | No Comments »

The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will perform on October 22-23 in the Fall season of the Annual Cultural Festival of the Arts of the State of Yucatan, Mexico, at the Merida Manzanero Theater.

The Havana Seawall the Morning After

August 16, 2014 | No Comments »

After a night of partying, solitude reigns in the morning along the Havana “malecon” seawall. The 2014 Havana Carnival continues this weekend, ending Sunday night with the awards and live concerts both tonight and tomorrow. (15 photos)