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Monday, May 9, 2011

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Leads First U.S. Tour Ever

Havana, Cuba, May 9.- Cuba's Danza Contemporanea ballet company will perform for the first time in the United States with shows scheduled from  May 10 thru 27, as part of the "Si, Cuba" Festival.

The Cuban contemporary dance company, founded in 1959, is known for its technical perfection, New York-based Pedro Ruiz, one of the company’s guest choreographers told Efe.

The company performed on Friday, May 6 in Virginia and afterwards it traveled to New York where they will perform from May 10 to 22 at the Joyce Theater as part of the “Sí, Cuba” Festival that started last March
31 in the Big Apple.  

The company’s program includes the piece “Horizonte” created for them by Pedro Ruiz, who was born and trained as a dancer in Cuba and has lived in the U.S. for more than three decades.

Other choreographies of the six included in the program are Casi-Casa by Swedish Mats EK and Demo-N/Crazy by Spanish Rafael Bonachela.

“There is great expectation among dance groups for their visit,” said Ruiz, who traveled to Cuba in December 2009 and visited the Company directed by Miguel Iglesias for the first time.

After New York, Danza Contemporanea will perform in Philadelphia and Boston, according to the company's official website. (acn).