DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE CUBA | DANCE PREVIEW
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
Tue 28 Feb – Wed 1 Mar
A hybrid of hothouse style that is pungent in performance… Founded in 1959, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’s style is rooted in Cuban folklore, mixed with modern dance which work together to produce mesmerising movements with irresistible beats blended from Afro Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism, and inflections from European ballet. Now after fifty years, the group has worked to become regarded as Cuba’s number one modern dance troupe. Their dancers are of the highest calibre and move fluidly and with seemingly effortless grace, while harnessing the rawness of being that is the Cuban spirit. The troupe have collaborated with international leaders in dance, and worked to produce something that’s a distinctly unique expression of all that is Cuban by combining Afro Caribbean and Spanish fusions. The show is split into three 30 minute performances entitled Reversible, The Listening Room, and Matria Etnocentra, each choreographed by a different dancer, and is brought to you by Dance Consortium charity who, since 2000, have presented 36 tours by 22 different companies from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Israel, and the USA. As part of their UK Winter tour, this will be the first time Danza Contemporánea de Cuba perform in Wales, and Dance Consortium hope to bring Wales the gift of dance from around the world.
Tickets: £14.50 – £29.50 Info: 029 2063 6464 / www.wmc.org.uk