Giants stroll along the city’s neighborhoods. They are dressed in colors, walk on wooden stilts, playing the trumpet, singing and saying poems. No one fears them; on the contrary: children, their parents, the neighbors of the places they go by follow them at the rhythm of their pirouettes and dances.
They are the group of street theater Gigantería, a few friends, all self-taught artists, who have come together to help nourish the spirit of the communities they visit, to help preserve their identity values, acting in the middle of the street or in any other space that may require their presence.
They have been bringing together wills for 12 years, they are part of the work being carried by the City Historian’s Office in the oldest part of Havana. There, too, they help maintain alive the intangible patrimony of this zone, the spiritual wealth of its inhabitants.
You can find them in any street while you walk through Habana Vieja. They emerge from nowhere, sometimes they are preceded by the children’s laughter and the sound of a Chinese horn that announce that the giants are approaching. Then they arrive, dressed in their showy clothes, with their wooden legs, ready to make you happy for as long as you decide to remain with them.