Irina Echarry

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 10 — The cultural relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union created ties that are difficult to undo, though it’s been almost 20 years since that unity has received a new stimulus.  The 19th Cuba International Book Fair will provide a new meeting with Russian culture, appealing and longed for by the Cuban public.

Russia, the guest country of honor at this 2010 edition of the fair, is bringing a sizable delegation of writers and artists.  Its representatives will include the Bolshoi Ballet and the Moscow Circus Company, recognized artists such as Evgueny Polikanin, the vocal pop opera group Kvatro, jazz artists from the Igor Butman workshop, as well as chamber musicians Galina Petrova, Maxim Fedotov; and Vladimir Ziva, the orchestra director who has visited the island on other occasions.

In the mornings, the circus will set up under Havana’s Trompoloco big top, and in the evenings that site will turn into a youth disco with the participation of Cuban and Russian DJs such as Mikhail Grebenschikov.

The official inauguration of the fair takes place on Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m. Among the guests will be a symphonic orchestra made up of more than 80 young people from the Amadeo Roldan conservatory, where they will perform Russian music with the participation of two Russian musicians.

The Cultural-Artistic Program

Friday, February 12

Music

Teatro Auditorium Amadeo Roldán

5:00 p.m. Evening Concert of Maestros of Russian Art, with the Cuban Symphony Orchestra. Director: Vladimir Shiva; violinist: Maxim Fedotov; pianists: Galina Ziva and Dmitri Mayboroda.

Patio de los Jagueyes, San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress

4:30 p.m. Trova musician: Tony Avila.

Plaza de San Francisco, San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress

6:00 p.m. Concert of jazz musicians Igor Butman (Russian) and Yassek Manzano (Cuban), and an accompanying quintet.

Theatrical Arts

Circo Nacional (National Circus)

5:00 p.m. Circus performance: Artists of the Russian circus and the Circo Nacional de Cuba, Carp Trompoloco, in the Playa district.

Exhibitions

Casa de la Poesía

“Good Advice” (Russian popular wise tales)

Area D, Bóveda 18, La Cabaña

11:00 a.m. Exposition: “Historias paralelas,” by Lissette Solorzano and Olga Chagaoutdinova, along with the showing of the documentary “Todas iban a ser reinas,” (They were all going to be queens) by Cruz Gustavo Perez Fernandez and Oneyda Gonzalez

Túnel La Cabaña

Exhibition: “Play Back” (Students of the School of Art)

Sala Fernando Ortiz

Exhibition: “El libro en la Revolución. 50 Años de la Imprenta Nacional” (Books in the Revolution: Fifty Years of National Publishing).

Cinema

Pavilion Cuba, Projection Theater

5:30 p.m. “Fue leal para enemigos y para amigos traidor” (USSR) 1974.  Dir. Nikita Mijalkov.  Black and white.

Multicine Infanta, Theater 1

5:00 p.m. Ceremony inaugurating the exhibition of Russian cinema based on literary works and the screening of “War and Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy (1st part) Dir. Sergei Bondarchuk

8:00 p.m. “War and the Peace” (2nd part)

Saturday, February 13

Music

Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán

2:00 p.m. Piano recital by Galina Petrova and D. Maiboroda, and violinist Maxim Fedotov.

Patio de los Jagueyes, La Cabaña

4:00 p.m. Presentation of the Lien y Rey duet.

Teatro Karl Marx

7:00 p.m. Photo exhibit of Russian ballet: Svetlana Makovétskaia.

Teatro Karl Marx

8:00 p.m. Evening with the Bolshoi Theater Ballet and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

Circo Nacional (National Circus)

10:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m. Youth Disco.

Jazz Café

10:00 p.m. A jazz encounter: Igor Butman and his quintet meet Caesar Lopez with Havana Ensemble.

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

6:00 p.m. Concert by David Blanco and his group, and Kvatro (from Russia).

Theatrical Arts

Teatro de la Orden tercera del Convento de San Francisco de Asís

4:00 p.m. The play “Peter and the Wolf,” by Serguei Prokofiev.  Symphonic story tale for children.  Grupo Teatro de las Estaciones.

Circo nacional (National Circus)

5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Circus performances: artists of the Russian circus and of the Circo Nacional de Cuba. Carp Trompoloco, in the Playa district.

Cinema

Pavilion Cuba.  Projection Theater

5:00 p.m. Screening of “Cuento con alas,” by Leon Gieco.

Multicine Infanta, Theater 1

5:00 p.m. “War and Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy (3rd part)

8:00 p.m. “War and Peace,” by Leo Tolstoy (4th part)

Sunday, February 14

Music

Patio de los Jagueyes, La Cabaña

4:00 p.m. Trova musicians: Eduardo Soda and Pepe Ordas.

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

6:00 p.m. Concert and presentation of the CD and the book “Trova musician,” by Ivan Soca, Editorial Jose Marti.  Participants: Sara Gonzalez, Vicente Feliu, Inti Santana.

Circo Nacional de Cuba (National Circus of Cuba)

10:00 p.m. Youth disco. Russian DJ Mikhail Grebenschikovy and Cuban DJs. Trompoloco big top, in the Playa district.

Teatro Mella

7:00 p.m. Evening concert of maestros of Russian art: The group Slaviane, Kvatro, the group Russkie Sezoni, Grad Kvarted and circus performances.

Theatrical Arts

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

11:00 a.m. The play “Un elefante ocupa mucho espacio” (An elephant Takes up a Lot of Space), Teatro El Ciervo Encantado.

Teatro de la orden Tercera del Convento de San Francisco

4:00 p.m. “Peter and the Wolf,” by S. Prokofiev.  Symphonic story tale for children.

Circo Nacional (National Circus)

5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Circus performances by Russian and Cuban artists. Trompoloco big top in the Playa district.

Cinema

Pavilion Cuba. Projection Theater

5:30 p.m. “El Regreso” (The Return), Russia, 2003. Dir. A. Zvyagintsev

Multicine Infanta

5:00 p.m. “Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano,” by A. Chekov.  Dir. Niñita Mikhalkov

8:00 p.m. “The Lady with the Little Dog,” by A. Chekov, Dir. Losif Heifits

Monday February 15

Music

Patio de Los Jagüeyes, La Cabaña

4:30pm Trovadores: Ariel Barreiros y Pedro Beritán

Expositions

Sala Alejo Carpentier

10:00am Exposición colectiva dedicada al centenario de Dora Alonso

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba

1:00pm Inauguración de la serie El Maestro y  Margarita, capítulo 1. Presentación del libro El Maestro y Margarita, de Mijaíl Bulgakov.  Special Guest Tatiana Bubnova.

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm Crimen y Castigo, de F. Dostoevsky (1st part) dir Lev Kulidzhanov

8:00pm Crimen y Castigo (2nd part)

Cine La Rampa

8:00pm Alexandra, dir Alexandr Sokúrov.

Tuesday February 16

Music

Patio de Los Jagüeyes, La Cabaña

4:30pm  Presentación de los títulos La fiesta de los tiburones y Conversación en las Terrazas, de Reynaldo González

Concierto del Septeto Habanero.

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

6:00 Concierto de David Álvarez y Juego de Manos

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba

1:00pm serie El Maestro y  Margarita, capítulo 2

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm Los gitanos no van al cielo, de M. Gorki. Dir Emil Lotyanu.

8:00pm Romanza cruel, de A. Otrovsky. Dir Eldar Ryazanov.

Cine La Rampa

5:00pm Alexandra, dir Alexandr Sokúrov

8:00pm 72 metros dir Vladimir Jotinenko

Wednesday February 17

Music

Patio de Los Jagüeyes, La Cabaña

4:30pm El Patio de Baldovina. Dúo Aire y madera y grupo Enfusión.

Expositions

Sala Lezama LIma

12:00pm Casabe y  matajíbaro II.  Éxodo y permanencia en la plástica camagueyana.

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba

1:00pm serie El Maestro y Margarita, capítulo 3

5:00pm Encuentro con el  escritor de ciencia ficción Serguei Lukianenko. Muestra de filme basado en su libro Guardianes de la Noche.

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm El vuelo, de MIjail Bulgakov . I parte. Dir Alexander Alov.

8:00pm El vuelo, de MIjail Bulgakov . II parte

Cine La Rampa

5:00pm  72 metros Dir Vladimir Jotinenko

8:00pm Destierro, dir Andrei Zviaguintsev.

Thursday February 18

Music

Patio de Los Jagüeyes, La Cabaña

4:30pm – Yolo Bonilla y su grupo

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

6:00 Concierto  grupo Moneda  Dura

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba

1:00pm serie El Maestro y  Margarita, capítulo 4

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm El Don Apacible, de  M. Sholojov . I parte. Dir Serguei Guerasimov.

8:00pm El Don Apacible, de  M. Sholojov . II parte. Dir Serguei Guerasimov

Cine La Rampa

5:00pm  Destierro, dir Andrei Zviaguintsev.

8:00pm Un viaje con los  animales domésticos. dir Vera Storozheva

Friday February 19

Música

Patio de Los Jagüeyes, La Cabaña

4:30pm – Maikel Elizarde y su cuarteto. Yaima Orozco, Irina González y Raúl Marchena.

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

6:00 Concierto – Gerardo Alfonso

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba, Sala de proyecciones

1:00pm serie El Maestro y  Margarita, capítulo 5

5:30 Ve y Mira, dir Elem Klimov

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm El Don Apacible, de  M. Sholojov . III parte. Dir Serguei Guerasimov.

8:00pm Nido de Hidalgos, de Ivan Turguenev. Dir  A. Mijalkov-Konchalovsky

Cine La Rampa

5:00pm   Un viaje con los  animales domésticos. dir Vera Storozheva

8:00pm Cosas simples, dir Alexei Popogrebskiy

Saturday February 20

Music

Patio de Los Jagüeyes, La Cabaña

4:30pm El Patio de Baldovina. Maikel Elizarde y su cuarteto. Leonardo García y Alain Garrido.

Plaza de San Francisco, La Cabaña

6:00 Concierto  David Torrens

Teatro Mella

8:00 Concierto Polito Ibáñez

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba, Sala de proyecciones

1:00pm serie El Maestro y  Margarita, capítulo 6

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm La Dama del perrito. de  A. Chéjov. Dir Nikita Mijálkov

8:00pm Pieza inconclusa para piano mecánico de  A. Chéjov. Dir Nikita Mijálkov

Cine La Rampa

5:00pm   Cosas simples, dir Alexei Popogrebskiy

8:00pm  72 metros Dir Vladimir Jotinenko

Sunday February 21

Cinema

Pabellón Cuba, Sala de proyecciones

1:00pm serie El Maestro y  Margarita, capítulo 7

5:30pm El rey Lear, dir Gregori Kosintsev

Multicine Infanta, sala 1

5:00pm Romanza cruel, de A. Otrovsky. Dir Eldar Ryazanov.

8:00pm La Guerra  y la Paz, de L. Tolstoi

Cine La Rampa

5:00pm  72 metros Dir Vladimir Jotinenko

8:00pm Alexandra, dir Alexandr Sokúrov


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