Company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Returns to Canadian Stages
The Cuban company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba returns to Canadian stages for the eighth time with a special tour with the Failde orchestra, reported a statement from the institution.
With the title Canada Tour 2019, the tour will begin in Ottawa, the capital of that country, and will continue through Montreal, Quebec, and Calgary, until completing 17 cities in the tour. On this occasion, the company will premiere the show Lumiere sur Cuba (Lighting in Cuba), a staging that unifies the talent of 17 dancers and eight prominent musicians and singers, to tell a love story in 15 paintings. The premiere evokes 'scenes of life in Cuba, shows the landscape and culture of all regions of the country as a powerful embrace to these brave and determined people, is an artistically extravagant, musically quenching thirs', said the official note. Cuba Vibra! will also be replaced, a proposal that has deserved the acceptance and praise of specialized critics and audiences from a dozen nations for constituting a dance version of the successful musical Friends, full of common stories to the rhythm of bulerias, seguidilla, chachacha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero, feeling, among other dance and musical styles. The presentations will be accompanied by live music from the Failde orchestra, an exponent of traditional Cuban music since 2012, which was founded under the musical direction of maestro Ethiel Failde. The Grand Theatre du Quebec, Place des Arts in Montreal, Markhan's Flato Theatre and Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall are among the main venues for the presentations. The soloists Massiel Yedra, Lorena Gutierrez, Helen Rodriguez and Lorena Flores stand out among the artists in charge of the shows, along with the corps de ballet. For more than 25 years, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba has fascinated with its fusion style, which gathers elements of flamenco, ballet, contemporary dance, folklore and dissimilar popular dances.