Wednesday January 24, 2018

Cuban Dancers Dazzle New York

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba is making its first ever U.S. tour, while Los Muñequitos de Matanza make a long-awaited return to North American cities. Dance on Camera Festival director Deirdre Towers reports for Cuban Art News on these venerable companies that are bringing an infusion of energy and talent to the U.S. dance scene.

Léster Martínez: “I always go back to the theater”

Léster Martínez won acclaim for his portrayal of the late Cuban actor Adolfo Llauradó, and more recently for his work in a new production of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. In a Cuban Art News interview with renowned critic Norge Espinosa, the actor discusses his life in the theater.

“A Revolutionary Project” Brings Cuba to the Getty Museum

With its new exhibition, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles presents three distinct moments in Cuban history, as depicted by renowned early 20th-century photographer Walker Evans, by Cuban photographers of the Revolution, and by three contemporary photographers. The show’s curator, Judith Keller, senior curator in the department of photography at the museum, spoke with Cuban Art News about the exhibition, its photographers, and what she calls “lyrical documentary.”

Rafael Zarza: Dancing with Bulls at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

In Rafael Zarza: Incomprehensible Universe, renowned Cuban printmaker Rafael Zarza (b. Havana, 1944) returns to the subject that has been his decades-long favorite: los toros, the bulls. But in this solo exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the works on view are not prints or posters, but enormous painted canvases.

Havana Film Festival New York Brings New Cuban Cinema to NYC

With close to a dozen Cuban films on the program—including several New York and world premieres—the 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York lived up to its name, offering moviegoers throughout the city an opportunity to catch the latest fiction features, documentaries, and short films from the island.
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