Monday December 11, 2017

Performing Arts

Léster Martínez: “I always go back to the theater”

Léster Martínez won acclaim for his portrayal of the late Cuban actor Adolfo Llauradó, and more recently for his work in a new production of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. In a Cuban Art News interview with renowned critic Norge Espinosa, the actor discusses his life in the theater.

Teatro El Público: Twenty Years of Provocation and Challenge

In Cuban theater, the name of Carlos Díaz (b. Bejucal, 1955) is invariably associated with some form of provocation. Writer and critic Norge Espinosa Mendoza invited the director of El Público to share his memories and experiences of twenty years in the theater.

¡Sí Cuba! Comes to New York

Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas of the Cuban Artists Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund is one of the principal organizers of ¡Sí Cuba!, the three-month festival of cultural events that kicks off at the end of this month. In a conversation with Cuban Art News, Rodríguez-Cubeñas talks about the festival, how it came about, and the events he’s most looking forward to.

Alicia Alonso, ‘Prima Ballerina Assoluta,’ Celebrated in Special Exhibition

Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight, an exhibition of 30 artworks inspired by the legendary ballerina, opened June 3 at Magnan Metz Gallery in New York’s Chelsea art district.The opening coincided with the American Ballet Theater’s 90th-birthday salute to Alonso, which took place that evening.

The British Media Comment on Cuban Dance

In advance of upcoming UK tours by Cuba’s internationally acclaimed dance companies, The Guardian surveys dance culture on the island today. Comments from Cuban National Ballet director Alicia Alonso, Cuban Contemporary Dance director Miguel Iglesias, and dancers Carlos Acosta, Viengsay Valdés and Miguel Cabrera round out the picture.
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