Out of the stages since his retirement in 2006, Bocca comes back to the festival heading a 65 years-old company which he is trying to revitalize.
Sodre dancers will present "Our waltz" at Mella Theater in Havana choreographed by Vicente Nebrada and with Teresa Carreño’s music. "Our waltz" is an ancient work of great complexity, Bocca said on Friday in a press conference.
The concert program includes members of SóLODOSneodans of Spain, with a four-part show performed by dancers Manuel Garzon, Erick Jiméndez, Amparo Novas and Maruxa Salas.
Speaking to the press, the famed artist also spoke about his admiration for the director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Alicia Alonso, and the Cuban people, whom he considered "sources of inspiration for undertaking any project."
For him, he said, it’s a privilege to participate in the Festival, so thanks to Alonso the chance to perform at the event with a good part of his dance group.
"Cuba, for me, is wonderful, always welcomed me into their scenarios, and for that reason was that I left here as a dancer, with a performance of 'Swan Lake', the same work with which debuted on my first visit to the Island, "he said.