Thursday March 22, 2018

Performing Arts

Update: Abstraction and Anna in Miami, Cuba in Queens, and Felicitaciones to Our Editor in Havana

Multiple shows in Miami, a big opening in New York City, and several interesting shows in Europe are on the calendar this season. We celebrate Elsa Mora’s debut as a magazine cover star, and salute the Museo Nacional’s latest book.

Ernesto Pujol's "Social Choreography" in Lower Manhattan

Last Thursday and Friday, over a 24-hour time span, performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol presented a work about “revisiting the collective and individual past, and trying to heal it.” Cuban Art News was there to trace the unfolding of Time After Us.

Video: Osiel Gounod, Cuban Ballet’s Rising Star

Look out, Carlos Acosta—there’s a new Cuban star on the ballet horizon. A two-part video (14 minutes total) introduces Osiel Gounud, among the youngest-ever principal male dancers with the National Ballet of Cuba. And a third video, less than 2 minutes, offers a quick glimpse of this exciting bailarín in performance.

Video: Alcestis Ascending -- A Cuban-American Co-Production Goes Off-Broadway

Company HavanaBama, a collaboration between Cuba’s National Office of Scenic Arts (CNAE) and the University of Alabama, has crafted a bilingual rock musical based on Euripides classic tale of narcissism and the redemptive power of love. First stop, Tuscaloosa—then Off-Broadway and Havana.

Video: Dancing Triplets, Four Years Later

BBC reporter Sarah Rainsford recently interviewed the three brothers, now age thirteen, and caught up with them in a short video essay.
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