April 17, 2012Theater critic Norge Espinoza continues his look at the shifting relationship between Cuban theater and film in the decades since the revolution. In Part 1, he surveyed the 1950s and ’60s. Here, he continues with the 1970s, the theatrical revival of the 1980s and ’90s, and recent developments in the ongoing relationship between Cuban theater and film.
February 16, 2012In 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.