Wednesday December 13, 2017

Performing Arts

Carlos Acosta's Journey

The internationally acclaimed dancer proposes a new direction for Cuban ballet.

A New Streetcar for Miami

Reflecting the city’s many Latin American and Caribbean influences, El Ingenio Teatro re-envisions Tennessee Williams’s classic drama in a striking new production.

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.

Habana Compás: Dancers, Drummers, Enchantresses

In 2004, five former professional dancers joined forces to create a new dance troupe: Habana Compás Dance. Combining flamenco, contemporary dance, and Afro-Cuban elements with wildly original percussion artistry, their high-energy performances captivate audiences on the island and abroad. (For the troupe in action, see the video at the end of the story.)
 

Piñera at 100: An International Theater Fest in Miami

Havana has been commemorating the centenary of Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) for several months, with panel discussions, publications, and performances. Now, Miami’s joined in with a monthlong theater festival presenting a half-dozen of his plays. Poet, novelist and playwright Félix Lizárraga reflects on Piñera’s highly original, wildly entertaining voice, and what it is that makes his plays, even now, theatrical must-sees.
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