By Suki John

The lens of dance grants a multifaceted view of the present-day Cuban event. Cuban modern dance, or técnica cubana because it is understood all through Latin the United States, is a hugely advanced hybrid of ballet, North American smooth dance, Afro-Cuban culture, flamenco and Cuban nightclub cabaret. not like so much dance types, técnica was once created deliberately with govt backing. For Cuba, a dancing state, it used to be natural—and hugely effective—for the innovative regime to hyperlink nationwide snapshot with the visceral strength of dance. Written by way of a dancer who traveled and labored in Cuba from the Seventies to the current, this e-book offers an inside of examine lifestyle in Cuba. From staring at the good Alicia Alonso, to describing the industrial trials of the Nineties “Special Period,” the writer makes use of historical past, humor, own event, wealthy description and large interviews to bare modern lifestyles and dance in Cuba.

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