Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Joins on a Project With Latin Groups

Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban director and choreographer Lizt Alfonso is preparing her homonymous company today to take on a collaborative project with Spanish-American groups.

The starting point of this plan can be appreciated by the public, from June 1 to 3, and from 7 to 10, at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, where the distinguished group Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC) will share the scene with two invited artists of the National Ballet of Panama.

The dancers Edgar Santamaría and Yahir Castro seem delighted with the rigor and versatility of the Cuban company, defender of a style that Alfonso calls fusion since it combines elements of flamenco, ballet, contemporary dance, folklore and dissimilar popular dances.

Here we see a lot of talent and a very professional way of working, said Santamaría after considering this invitation as an enriching opportunity for her career, even for the intensity of the rehearsals and the diversity in terms of choreographic demand.

Panamanian artists get ready to participate in some of the most romantic parts of the show ‘Latido’ (Beat), original idea, direction, and choreography of Alfonso, with music composed expressly for the work by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, the Cuban saxophonist César López.

A year after the premiere of this piece, the creator decided to retake and encourage the young dancers of his company through a game: neither the public nor the artists will know who dances until moments before each show.

There is no fixed formula, that has forced them to stay very focused and active mentally and physically, said Alfonso during a meeting with the media.

She knows that this game involves risks but she is willing to assume them in order to encourage greater commitment to the artistic work and the company she founded in this capital 26 years ago, amid many uncertainties and economic shortages.

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