Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Monday 23 February - Tuesday 24 February 2009
Newcastle Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
08448 11 21 21

Cuba is today producing some of the world’s finest contemporary and ballet dancers who are performing around the globe, setting unequalled standards of excellence. Leading the field is the unique and exciting Danza Contemporanea de Cuba who this year celebrate 50 years of excellence with their first ever UK tour. 

World famous, but rarely seen outside of Cuba, this breath-taking company of 21 dancers bring their heat and passion to the stage with an eclectic mix of contemporary dance fused with Afro Caribbean and Spanish styles. 

The show has three parts:

1) Demo-N/Crazy: a very diverse piece by Rafael Bonachela, who choreographed Kylie Minogue’s Showgirl tour

2) Folia: a very striking piece with a baroque score. Demonstrates the wonderfully distinctive quality of Cuban dance.

3) Mambo 3XXI: an innovative piece by George Cespedes, also one of the company.

This extraordinary company is not just about technique, it’s about the Cuban way of life – sensual, mystical, emotional – and it’s from the heart.