Thursday February 22, 2018

Performing Arts

Film and Theater in Cuba: The Missing Screen, Part 1

In Cuba, says theater critic Norge Espinosa, there’s no consistent relationship between the worlds of theater and cinema. In an exclusive two-part essay, Espinosa analyzes the current state of affairs for CAN readers.

Work in Progress: “Cubanacan: A Revolution of Forms”

In 2002, California filmmaker Charles Koppelman came upon Revolution of Forms, a book by architect John Loomis about the design and construction of Cuba’s still-unfinished national art schools, the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA) in Havana. Now, after a decade of development and experimentation, the opera Cubanacan: A Revolution of Forms is headed for a Havana recording studio.

Pérez in Havana, Urbanitas in Miami, and Bedia, Campos-Pons, and Celaya Closing Soon

Six videos by Marta María Pérez make their Havana debut, Urbanitas gathers an international crowd in Miami, and José Bedia’s 30-year retrospective nears the end of its run in L.A.

In Conversation: Eduardo Arrocha

Eduardo Arrocha, winner of the National Theater Prize, is one of the most active and influential designers working in Cuban theater today. He recently spoke about his career with poet, playwright and critic Norge Espinosa Mendoza.

Update: Fors Debuts in Miami, Los Carpinteros in Majorca, and Pérez and Fuego Walk the Highline

Eighties Generation artist José Manuel Fors arrives in Miami for his first show there, Los Carpinteros send a pretzel-shaped bed to Majorca, William Pérez and Marlys Fuego explore New York, and "Delirio Habanero" hits Miami--tonight.
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