Spanish Ballet at Havana’s Marti Theater

January 31, 2015 | No 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)

Returning to Havana’s Delirio Habanero Cabaret

August 13, 2014 | No Comments »

This past Saturday, I went to the piano-bar located in Cuba’s National Theater, a place a lot of people in Havana known as the Delirio Habanero. I hadn’t visited the place in five years. To my pleasant surprise, the place made a positive impression on me when I arrived.

Havana Prepares for Carnival in August

July 28, 2014 | No Comments »

The Havana Carnival will be held this year from August 8 to 17 along the city’s “malecon” ocean drive. The people’s popularity award will be bestowed on most original and showy float and dance performance.

Cuban Dance Troupe “BB Compañía” Turns 20

July 9, 2014 | No Comments »

Dance teacher and choreographer Bertha Casañas is the director of an artistic project that has already made a name for itself among young, Cuban dance companies. “I also have a dream. I would love to have my own venue, a space where the soul of America can dance.”

Dancing Back to Havana

July 7, 2014 | 6 comments

From the darkened wings of Havana’s national theater Ariel Serrano stares toward the brightly-lit stage, where the finalists in the XII Concurso Internacional para Jóvenes Estudiantes de Ballet, an international ballet competition for aspiring student dancers, await the announcement of the winners. (8 photos)