Wednesday June 20, 2018

Artes Escénicas

¡Viengsay!

On a recent trip to Havana, Cuban Art News co-publisher Patricia Farber sat down with an old friend, prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés, for a wide-ranging conversation touching on the dancer’s childhood, favorite ballet roles, and what lies ahead for ballet in Cuba.

Biennial Preview: Alexandre Arrechea’s The Map of Silence

In the second of our Biennial previews, Alexandre Arrechea talks about the work he’s creating for his solo show, to be presented at the Museo Nacional during the Biennial.

Cuban Art Awards Finalists Announced

The Farber Foundation has announced the finalists for the first international Cuban Art Awards, spotlighting a mix of artists working on the island and abroad.

In Conversation: Guillermo Ramírez Malberti

This spring, Havana’s Center for the Development of Visual Arts hosted the show Como te cuento mi cuento (How I Tell You My Story) by Guillermo Ramírez Malberti. The artist spoke with Cuban Art News about the show and the evolution of his work.

MalPaso Dance Company: Steps and “Missteps” in the Right Direction

Founded in December 2012 by two alumni of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, the ten-member MalPaso Dance Company recently stepped out for its first appearances outside Cuba. Dance scholar Elizabeth Schwall offers background on MalPaso, some of the factors in their success, and the history of contemporary dance on the island.
 
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