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)

Telling Stories with the Body

June 23, 2014 | No Comments »

Dance is one of the oldest and most sublime forms of artistic expression. Today, we will be conversing with Cuban dancer and choreographer Yanosky Suarez. “The body offers us many possibilities if we set out to use it as a vehicle for expression.”

Q-band Soho: Middle Eastern Dance and Music in Cuba

June 14, 2014 | No Comments »

“This may be the right time to organize an Arab Culture Festival in Cuba,” says Gretel Llabre, dancer, choreographer and director of the dance company Q-band Soho in her interview for Havana Times.