Spain in Cuban Dance & Music

HAVANA TIMES, June 4 — The La Huella de España Festival, which highlights the Spanish influence in Cuba, continues through Sunday June 7 in Havana.

A Flamenco gala at the Grand Theater on Friday features Ecos and Habana compas. On Saturday the 6th Havana’s Spanish Ballet performs Carmen. A tribute remembering the legendary dancer Antonio Gades is slated for Sunday also at the Garcia Lorca Hall of the Grand Theater.

Also on Friday at 6:00 p.m. a colloquium on Gades takes place at the Fine Arts Museum including a showing of the documentary film “La etica de la danza” (The ethics of dance) followed by a recital from singers Celia Flores (Spain) and Cuba’s Andres Correa.

The 23rd and 12th Street cinema is showing a week of contemporary Spanish films to coincide with the Huella de España Festival. Movie times are 5 and 8 p.m.

Another highlight of the week includes a special performance of the group Danza Abierta at the Mella Theater on Saturday June 6. The troupe will be performing their latest production Mal Son (Bad son) with music and videos by X Alfonso. It is a piece by Susana Pous (Spain) who has been working on with the dance group.