Habana Vieja en Movimiento / Old Havana in Motion

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Leyda Maldonado (OnCuba) reports on the recent “Habana Vieja en Movimiento” [Old Havana in Motion], which has been taking place in Havana with “dancing in the streets, on the cobblestones, taking a look into a house and embracing the people with dance.” Events sponsored by the project have been taking place in the Historic Center of Havana as part of the 22nd edition of the Urban Landscape International Dance Festival and the 12th edition of the Havana Dance, Motion and City Videodanza Festival, two parallel events that are taking over diverse spaces in the capital from March 29 to April 2.

If you are in Havana, there is still time to experience a concert by Julia León, a Spanish singer of Sephardic music, who will be accompanied by violinist Isadora Cruz on Sunday, April 2 at 6:00pm.

According to Maldonado, Eugenio Chávez, general coordinator of the event, said, “We are interested in unusual things happening. The entire historic center will have surprises. There’s a part of the festival that cannot form part of any structure: it is the daily show, the life of the people passing through the streets that we want to surprise all the time.” In streets like Mercaderes, Oficios and Obrapía, many of the guest artists will appear at any time for “urban interventions, performances and choreographies not included in the program.”

For Isabel Bustos, director of the company Danza Teatro Retazos – the event’s organizing group – the challenge and driving force of Retazos lies precisely there: facing a wall, a window, a balcony, a door and improvising a show. [See photo above.]

For original article, see http://oncubamagazine.com/culture/havana-in-motion/

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