British Council Cuba has developed the first part of a workshop with Danza Contemporánea de Cuba as part of the building capacities project Islas Creativas.
Theatre and Dance
At the cutting edge of theatre and dance, the UK has much to both offer and learn from Caribbean theatre and dance companies through showcasing, workshops, choreographic exchanges and capacity building.
El British Council promueve lo mejor del sector de las artes escénicas del Reino Unido y el Caribe mediante una amplia gama de actividades y eventos.
In one of the reviews for my new piece, Tangos Cubanos, the reader is told to run to see Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) – I would agree. They are, simply said, the best dance company in the world (and by a country mile). Forget Mariinsky, Pina Bausch Company, Forsythe etc – DCC are the real deal. They are all technically superb dancers willing to do anything, brimming with energy, intelligent and, for me above all, full of personality – every one is a true individual.
We have a long time collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre and the Cuban National Council of Performing Arts to develop young Cuban playwrights.
We work with the Cuban National Council of Performing Arts to foster exchanges and collaboration around choreography between UK and Cuban artists.
The UK based choreographer reflects on his recent trip to Havana where he led choreographic workshops and created THE LISTENING ROOM, for the British Council and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.
The Royal Court Theatre has been working with emerging playwrights in Cuba since 2002. We have now worked with over 50 Cuban writers over the last 14 years and four different groups on long term projects.
The Run Free project is a participatory arts program designed and implemented through collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland