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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba

Opens: 10/03/2010 Closes: 20/03/2010 UK tour
Celebrating an exceptional 50 years as one of the world’s finest dance companies, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba present their first major UK tour. Afro-Caribbean and Spanish styles combine for a unique and passionate mix of exemplary contemporary performance. For more information visit: http://www.danceconsortium.com/tour_details.aspx?id=8 Buy: http://www.danceconsortium.com/tour_details.aspx?id=8 Watch:
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Whatsonstage.com“The 20-or-so dancers of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba are gorgeous...” Unfortunately, the rep they have to perform is dated by Western standards, and the dancers, who have been isolated by Cuba’s politics, lag behind their European colleagues in artistic understanding...
 
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Evening Standard“Cuba once again proved its lead over the rest of the world... ” The contemporary troupe are exceptionally able, with technical skill and theatrical finesse. They are gorgeously good-looking and have a commitment that is more consistent than many European companies...
 
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MusicOMH“Book early if you want to avoid missing out...” In between there are short dramatic turns from individuals or pairs of performers, before quintets of dancers lift, and tumble over, each other in some tightly choreographed sequences...
 
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The Independent“At last, you feel the Carib-bean heat overpowering the British chill...” It's left to Mambo 3XX1, by the company's own George Cespedes, to provide the chilli-pepper hit the crowd has come for. Cespedes creates a tight outer framework of catchy routines then asks the dancers to let rip, free-style...
 
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The Telegraph“You can’t tear your eyes away...” They are as drop-dead gorgeous a clutch of people as you are ever likely to see in any one place at any one time. But, above all, it is the quality of their movement – a seamless and urgent fusion of Afro-Caribbean, Latin and modern-American...
 
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Guardian“Brilliant. Like 1960s minimalism drunk on mojitos...” They move with an old-fashioned ­juiciness. Céspedes reminds you of the young Twyla Tharp in the fanatical, joyous precision with which he moves his dancers through a frenzy of kicking legs, shimmying ­shoulders, clicking fingers and jiving arms..
 
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