Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Thais Suarez

Thais

Where did you learn to dance?
I studied at the National School of dance in Havana

Where did you grow up?
I was born and grew up in Caimito, Cuba

What or who are your biggest influences?
My mother and my family introduced me to dance and then I fell in love with it

What is the most enjoyable part of the process for you?
I like the devising process, improvising, developing the scene

What is special about Cuban contemporary dance?
It is a great fusion between the techniques and influences of the world, with the usual Cuban touch: Folk dance, modern Cuban technique etc. They always appear somehow in our style.

What makes a good dancer? Technique/musicality etc…
Musicality is essential for me, but I believe that they are all important, also experience and technique gives you the tools to do any type of dance…

How do you keep your performance fresh?
Watching all kinds of dance, searching within myself and improvising

See also:
Tour(s): Danza Contemporanea de Cuba 2012