Havana, Dec 1.- The Acosta Danza company announced today its return to the stage, from December 10 to 12, after more than half a year without performing due to the measures adopted in Cuba to combat Covid-19.
The group founded and directed by the principal dancer Carlos Acosta baptized its new season with the name of Fénix, and will present it in the García Lorca hall of the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso.
Important works that summarize five years of performances make up the program, among them El Crucero sobre el Niagara, by Marianela Boán, a classic of Cuban modern dance, inspired by the homonymous play by Peruvian writer Alonso Alegría.
According to a statement from the company, viewers will also be able to appreciate the duo Soledad, by Rafael Bonachela, with music by Astor Piazolla and with songs by Agustín Lara, on the voice of Chavela Vargas.
The show Mundo interpretado, by Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes, closes with the original score by Pepe Gavilondo and designs by visual artist Glenda León.
Acosta Danza aims to offer integrative shows from the contemporary and the neoclassical, without discarding other expressions, periods and styles of dance.
The company defines itself as a space for renewal, search and experimentation, not only for Cuban artists, but also opens doors to world creators, choreographers, musicians, designers, visual artists and audiovisual artists.
His choreographic repertoire includes titles by Carlos Acosta, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Justin Peck, María Rovira, Marianela Boán , Goyo Montero, Saburo Teshigawara , Pontus Lidberg , Christopher Bruce and Jorge Crecis , among others. (Text and photo: PL)