Spanish Dance and Flamenco in Cuba: tribute to the masters

Spanish Dance and Flamenco in Cuba: tribute to the masters
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25 June 2022
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The third International Festival of Spanish Dance and Flamenco continues today with a gala dedicated to teachers from Cuba and the European nation who enriched the art of dance with their performances, choreographies and teachings.

The second of the event’s presentations will be dedicated to the Spanish dancer and choreographer José Antonio Ruiz, the Cuban maitre d’ and director of the Pro Dance Center, Laura Alonso, and the teacher and one of the four jewels of the National Ballet of Cuba, Aurora Bosh.

According to the organizers, the show will bring to the stage of the National Theater of Cuba tradition, idiosyncrasy and Hispanic magic with the mixture of diverse styles and aesthetics and emblematic pieces by unforgettable authors.

The dancers, singers, dancers and musicians of the Spanish Ballet of the Caribbean nation, the Proart Dance Company of Querétaro, Mexico, the Lo Ferro Flamenco Ballet, the Ecos Flamenco Company and the Laura Alonso Ballet will be the protagonists of the night that aims to leave another deep mark on Cuban culture.

According to the program, the pieces Suite de Escuela Bolera, by Eduardo Veitía; Aires del Levante, by Lucía Nicolás; Longing (Flamenco Ballad), Francis Núñez; Rumors of the Caleta, María Dolores Ros; Alhambra, by Manuel Diaz; Flamenco painting, by Ana Rosa Meneses, among others.

The performance is anticipated as a celebration of cultures and genuine joy, Cuban and Spanish, which will expose the authenticity, diversity and brotherhood between both countries in guajiras, tangos, taranta and rondeña.

The event will take place until the 26th, which celebrates the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the host group: Ballet Español de Cuba, led by Veitía and founded in 1987 thanks to the efforts of the prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso.

The company became the distinguished defender of Spanish dance art on the island, especially flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture in 2010.

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