Sunday February 25, 2018

Performing Arts

Fernando Alonso and the Hidden History of Cuban Ballet

She may be the prima ballerina assoluta, but Madame Alicia isn’t the only Alonso to have shaped Cuban ballet. Toba Singer’s biography of master teacher, dancer, and administrator Fernando Alonso reveals why he’s regarded as the “father of Cuban ballet.”

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.)
 
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