Contemporary Dance in Cuba: Técnica Cubana as Revolutionary by Suki John

By Suki John

The lens of dance provides a multifaceted view of the present-day Cuban adventure. Cuban modern dance, or técnica cubana because it is understood all through Latin the United States, is a hugely developed hybrid of ballet, North American smooth dance, Afro-Cuban culture, flamenco and Cuban nightclub cabaret. not like such a lot dance types, técnica used to be created deliberately with executive backing. For Cuba, a dancing kingdom, it was once natural—and hugely effective—for the progressive regime to hyperlink nationwide snapshot with the visceral energy of dance. Written by way of a dancer who traveled and labored in Cuba from the Seventies to the current, this booklet presents an inside of examine way of life in Cuba. From observing the nice Alicia Alonso, to describing the industrial trials of the Nineteen Nineties “Special Period,” the writer makes use of background, humor, own event, wealthy description and wide interviews to bare modern lifestyles and dance in Cuba.

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