The Danza Contemporanea de Cuba Company will present this Thursday February 13 through the 16, the show Art of movement by British choreographer Billy Cowie, in the Tito Junco room of the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Complex.
The show consists of a series of small pieces with a total duration of 45 minutes. According to a press release from the British Council of Cuba, Art of movement was commissioned by the Japanese performing arts festival in Kyoto Experiment 2013. During the performance, the dancers combined with 3D art in a generally slow atmosphere, with no essential lights. Viewers use 3D glasses to complete the virtual atmosphere of the show.
Simone Schmidt, from the United Kingdom, and Flavia Hernandez and Denis Martinez, from Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, dance pieces with virtual dancers.
The choreographer Billy Cowie will also give a video dance workshop to a group of dancers , choreographers and Cuban filmmakers from February 13 to 15 in that Havana theater, with the aim of showing in a theoretical and practical way the combinatorial techniques of dance and audiovisual work.
“Cuba is famous worldwide for its excellence in dance, so it is a great honor for me this opportunity to bring my work here. For Simone and me has been fantastic to work with Flavia and Denis, who are great dancers. I am very grateful to Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and the British Council, “he said.
The workshop will also be attended by Rosario Cardenas, director of the company that bears her name, the Cuban choreographer Jorge Abril and other dance professionals from the Superior Institute of Art and Contemporary Dance of Cuba.
Billy Cowie has choreographed over twenty live performances (in collaboration with Liz Aggiss ) for the Divas Dance Theatre. His installations of stereoscopic dance In the Flesh, The Revery Alone, Ghosts in the Machine, Tango de Soledad and T’es pas la seule have been exhibited in more than twenty countries .
Cover photo: Dance of Cuba Comtemporanea