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From the heat of Cuba comes the heart of dance with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Approved by ATG's PR & Communications Officer, David Bradbury

The internationally renowned company Danza Contemporanea de Cuba make their first ever visit to the New  Victoria Theatre, Woking with just two performances on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 May.

Following overwhelming acclaim for their first ever major UK tour in 2010, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba bring a fresh, joyous and passionate programme of work which includes a rare opportunity to see the stand-out hit of 2010’s programme, George Céspedes’s Mambo 3XX1, a new piece, Sombrisa, by award-winning choreographer Itzik Galili and Carmen?! choreographed by the Director of Helsinki Dance Company, Kenneth Kvarnström.

Cuba is today producing some of the world’s finest contemporary and ballet dancers who are performing around the globe. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba has for 50 years produced dancers of the highest level with a style evoking the sensual, mystical and raw heat of Cuban spirit, celebrating their 50 years of excellence with their first ever major UK tour.

First up in the trio of works is a world première, Sombrisa by award-winning choreographer and influencer of modern dance, Itzik Galili. Galili has more than 60 choreographic works to his name and has created works for international companies such as A Linha Curva for Rambert Dance Company in 2009 which was nominated for three awards in the UK, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, NDT2 and Stuttgart Ballet.

Kenneth Kvarnström’s Carmen?! is a clever contemporary interpretation featuring Bizet’s beautiful music arranged by Rodion Shchedrin. House Choreographer at Helsinki Dance Company, Kvarnström’s versatility is evident in a style of dance that can be described as powerful, dynamic and physically demanding but also soft, sensual and sometimes humorous, with strong imagery and themes.

Mambo 3XX1 was nominated for both an Olivier Award and a TMA Award in 2010 for choreographer George Céspedes outstanding contribution to dance. He has performed in more than 19 works in the company’s repertoire and is a prolific choreographer creating many works for Danza Contemporanea and for Ballet Naçional de Cuba, the national Ballet School and the National School of Dance as well as winning numerous awards for his choreography.

World famous, but rarely seen outside of Cuba, this breathtaking company of 21 dancers bring the heat and passion of Cuba to the stage with an eclectic mix of contemporary dance fused with Afro Caribbean and Spanish styles. Working with the very best choreographers of the moment, these extraordinary dancers move seamlessly from classical to contemporary to Cuban.

Performance Times & Ticket Information
Tue 22 & Wed 23 May
Tue & Wed eves 7.30pm
Tickets £10 - £23 (premium seats £28)

You can book tickets by calling the Box Office on 0844 871 7645 (fees apply)

Groups Booking Line 0844 871 7601 or online at www.atgtickets.com/woking