Friday October 31, 2014

To Dance Like A Man: Triplets at the Barre in Havana

Next week, a documentary about three young dancers at Havana’s National Ballet School has its North American premiere at the Dance on Camera festival at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center. Cuban Art News caught up with director Sylvie Collier for a quick e-mail chat about the film, To Dance Like A Man.

In Conversation: Rubén Torres Llorca

In a chat with Rafael DiazCasas, the artist talks about his approach to artmaking, his ongoing exchange with the viewer, and his current exhibition in Miami.

Update: Umberto Peña in Havana, Carmen Herrera in Milan, & A New CD from Omar Sosa

Umberto Peña makes a celebrated return to Casa de las Américas, Carmen Herrera presents recent works on paper, the Center for Cuban Studies celebrates 40 years, and Tania Bruguera wins an award in Texas. Multi-Grammy nominee Omar Sosa launches a new CD and a U.S. tour, and Unfinished Spaces continues its international screenings.

Exhibition Focus: Waiting for the Idols to Fall

Is contemporary Cuban art fixated on a handful of familiar icons that represent “lo cubanidad”? Is it taboo to depict the “historic leaders” of the Revolution in artistic practice? Does a current reading of “lo cubanidad” demand new symbols—or any symbols at all? Orlando Hernández, co-curator of Waiting for the Idols to Fall, shares his thought-provoking exhibition essay with Cuban Art News.

In Conversation: Luis Enrique Camejo

The Havana-based artist, who’ll be showing his work in Miami this spring, talks about his career, ideas, and motivations with journalist Karina Durant.
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