Twenty nine years old and directed by professor, choreographer and dancer Eduardo Veitía, Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Company has shone during its first season of 2016, with an attractive and varied program at the Federico García Lorca hall of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (Grand Theater of Havana).
With performances on February 19, 20 and 21, the company once more exhibited the great talent of is dancers and musicians with the show Con puro acento español (With An Authentic Spanish Accent), in which the stage was shared by soprano María Eugenia Barrios and flamenco singer Andrés Correa.
Everyday before performing, the company put on a fashion show in the theater lobby to showcase clothes made by Cuban designer José Luis, as well as .950 silver jewellery and the semiprecious stones of Rosana Vargas and her Rox brand.
Some of the dancers modeled them during the fashion show and again later during their performances at the hall bearing the famous Spanish writer’s name.
The eclectically designed theater reopened recently having been fully restored.
Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Company began 2016 with ambitious projects and a busy program.
It will put on the show inspired by the work of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, “Aquel brujo amor” (That Bewitching Love) again in March, having first staged in 1996.
Their June program features the shows “Sonata y Fandango” and La Casa Alba (The Alba House).
One of the year’s greatest attractions is a revival of the work, “El Fantasma” (The Ghost), which will involve a collaboration with artists from Cuba’s National Circus.
Based on Gastón Leroux’s (1910) Gothic novel, the highly energetic choreography for dancers and acrobats will return to the stage of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso.
In the summer, the company will hold the International “Ballespa 2016 Contest” from July 11 to 17 in Havana, for people of all ages interested in taking their first Spanish dancing steps.
Founded in 1987 with the support of “Prima Ballerina Assoluta”, Alicia Alonso, the company has won the hearts and admiration of thousands of people in Turkey, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Nicaragua.Share on FB Share on TT