For the second time, Havana is hosting the “Ellas Crean Festival” this week (until October 18) showcasing women’s creative projects. The festival—which focuses and Spanish and Cuban creatives— includes presentations, workshops, concerts, readings, a retrospective of Cuban filmmakers, and more. Here are excerpts (translated from the Spanish):
This second edition is aimed at achieving greater leverage and significance among participants, so there are many workshops, courses and theoretical meetings, covering topics such as food, catering, architecture, urbanism, gender and society among other areas of creation.
To share their experiences in these areas, leading personalities of Spanish culture have arrived in Havana, such as renowned Chef Arguiñano Eva; architect Inés Sánchez, who led the first group of Spanish research on gender, urbanism and architecture; Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, journalist and art historian; restaurateur Johina García-Concheso, who for more than five years has shared her knowledge with members of the Office of the Historian of Havana; visual artist Beatriz Ruibal; and other artists and intellectuals.
In terms of Cuban representation, among others, there are artists, such as Maestra Zenaida Castro Romeu; poets Reina María Rodríguez and Nancy Morejón; renowned architect Isabel Rigol; and actresses Laura de la Uz and Broselianda Hernández.
The younger generations in the visual arts will be represented by artists Glenda León, Susana Pilar Delahante, Grethell Rasúa, Yaima Carrazana, and Analía Amaya, among others.
In addition, there will be lectures on many topics, screenings in a retrospective of Cuban filmmakers at the Cuba Cinematheque, musical concerts, and a women’s poetry event with the participation of writers like Marifé Santiago, Marylín Bobes, Soleida Ríos, and Susana Haug.
The Ballet Lizt Alfonso company—a Cuban company that cultivates the fusion of flamenco with island rhythms—will perform.
For original article (in Spanish), see http://oncubamagazine.com/cultura/ellas-crean-segunda-cita-en-la-habana/