Artists from 18 countries will perform in Havana from April 11th to 15th at the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes, said organizers.
The program of the 23rd International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes, also known as Old Havana, City in Motion, includes exhibitions, concerts, audiovisual screenings and dance performances on streets, at squares, parks and museums in Habana Vieja. As every year, the festival fosters opportunities for professional development through courses, workshops and lectures, given by Cuban and foreign teachers. It is organized by the dance-theater company Retazos and the Office of the Historian of the City, with the support of the Theater Center of Havana. Some of the techniques tackled will be Afro-Cuban Dances, Mixed Techniques, Arara, Contemporary Dance, Tango, Retazos and Contact Improvisation, by professionals such as Sofia Barriga from Ecuador, John Fandiño from Colombia, Luca Carco and Paula Zacharias from Argentina, Reinado Echemendia, Jhoannes Garcia and Isabel Bustos from Cuba. According to director of the event Isabel Bustos (National Dance Award 2012), this festival promotes the link between inhabitants of the city with their surroundings through movement, and contributes to the culture in a new and enthusiastic way. The event is expected to be attended by 29 Cuban groups and representatives from countries such as Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, United States, Italy, Norway, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and Mexico, the one with the largest delegation.