Feature Category: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba 2012

Donald Hutera welcomes back the Cubans

There’s a certain poetic justice in the fact that Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) was founded the same year as the 1959 Revolution. It has since become the nation’s flagship contemporary dance troupe with a hybrid, hothouse style that is … Read more

George Céspedes

Profile: George Céspedes was born in Holguin in Cuba in 1979 and studied dance and choreography at the National School of Dance. The Early Years: He joined Danza Contemporanea de Cuba as a dancer in 1998 when he graduated, and as … Read more

Itzik Galili

Alongside being the Artistic Director of NND/Galili Dance (1997–2008) and the co-founder  and Artistic Director of Dansgroep Amsterdam (2009-2010), choreographer Itzik Galili has worked with numerous renowned dance companies and built a portfolio of pioneering diversity creating over 70 works … Read more

Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Jenny Nocedo

Where did you learn to dance? The National School of Dance, Cuba Where did you grow up? Cienfuego What or who are your biggest influences? My feelings and experiences, and my mother How do you think the UK will react … Read more

Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Lisvet Barcia

Where did you learn to dance? Institute Superiors de Arte (ISA) Where did you grow up? Granma, Cuba What or who are your biggest influences? Diversions Dance Company How do you think the UK will react to the show? They’ll … Read more

Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Thais Suarez

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 … Read more

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba by Donald Hutera

With more than two hundred and eighty premieres under its belt since it was formed in 1959, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) remains the country’s flagship modern dance company. It’s slightly ironic that this hugely productive troupe refers to itself … Read more

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba: The politics of rhythm

Havana is an incredibly intoxicating city but like Cuba itself, highly contradictory. The quality of the country’s education system and healthcare services may be exemplary, but the wages of the average citizen are shockingly low. Partly this is due to … Read more

George Céspedes: Reluctant wunderkind

By Donald Hutera In his dance Mambo 3XXI George Céspedes, the 30 year-old wunderkind of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, has created a subversive crowd-pleaser. His sensationally smart and sexy choreography gets maximum mileage out of a fabulous score by Nacional … Read more