Dance in Urban Landscapes: Old Havana in Motion

Photo feature by Elio Delgado Valdés

HAVANA TIMES, April 21 — Dance invades the streets of Old Havana this Saturday and Sunday for the final days of the XVII International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes: City in Motion.

Sponsored by the Office of the Historian of the City, the festival, which began on Wednesday, brings together companies from 14 countries. This entire event will be under the guidance of the group Danza Teatro Retazos, which is directed by 2012 National Dance Award winner Isabel Bustos.

The festival led off with a presentation of “Retazos en el Tiempo” (Pieces in Time), a selection of that company’s most outstanding works over its 25 years of existence.

The event includes parades with the street performers Giganteria Havana, exhibitions, workshops for children and youth, and dance performances in the streets and squares of Old Havana.

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