Yanelys Nuñez Leyva
HAVANA TIMES — Everyone has heard good reviews of the performance, even though it premiered more than 5 years ago. Apparently, Malson has come to stay in the imaginary of dance-lovers.
Now, re-staged as part of the 2nd Habanarte Festival, this piece by Havana’s Danzabierta company is again causing sensation and no few lines of people before the El Ciervo Encantado theater in Vedado.
Directed and choreographed by Spanish director Susana Pous and featuring musical accompaniment and videos by X Alfonso, Malson takes the stage again with a new cast.
Performed on a minimalist stage, the show is not devoid of sophistication, and the light design and video projections enrich all settings.
The choreography is a bombshell bursting with energy. One can feel it, even though, regrettably, not all of the dancers become entirely absorbed in the performance.
That said, Malson is a wild ride, a surrealist landscape, a scream of protest, a can of worms.
Using common places such as Havana’s Malecon ocean drive, the streets of the capital, vintage American cars, common people and sounds, this show unfolds and expands all of the hidden despairs of humanity.
The light of the tropics, the blue, generous sky, the island and its boundaries, tradition, human and Cuban tragedy, all of these elements become a kind of moving poem during the performance.