martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

Cutumba Folkloric Ballet Invited to American Festival

The Cuban Folkloric Company Cutumba was invited to perform at the opening of the Next Wave Festival 2011 of the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York city.

This is the second time Cutumba is invited to participate in this international event in the United States. The first time was in 2002 when the Cutumba Folkloric Ballet was very well received asnd successful in the American city.

This time the African-Haitian dance and music company will present its show Estampas del Carnaval santiaguero (Scenes from Santiago’s Carnival), a choreography by director Idalberto Bandera, premiered in 1983.

The show recreates one of the most popular carnivals in Cuba with colourful costumes and the traditional beat of the eastern conga characterized by the sound of the Chinese bugle and fictitious characters.

All the members of the group are very happy to represent Cuba at the BAM Festival. Cutumba emerged in Santiago de Cuba in 1959 as part of the Conjunto Folclorico de Oriente, and took its current name in 1970. It has been performing in many countries since its very beginning.

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