Thirty-two years after its successful world premiere, the distinguished playwright and National Prize of Theater Nicolás Dorr returns to the Adolfo Llauradó Theater’s stage with the play G clef.
With performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., the play is about a material rich woman that seeks to attract several greedy beings who only aspire to obtain her benefits. These interests will lead them to exercise the most deceitful hypocrisy in order to reach their intentions, but the powerful lady will use them in her need for subordinate company.
A maid, a young lover, some friends, an extravagant piano, the apple of discord, a punishing angel who plays in G clef and an angry man from the public will offer an unexpected end, all of them influenced by the unhealthy promise of acquiring the lady’s belongings.
G clef is a piece where tragedy and comedy, the realistic and the grotesque, the thematic lucidity and the unbridled imagination are merged. Cruelty, murders, black humor and a grotesque atmosphere support an unusual situation with characters that, despite their rabid present, result to be unfortunately unusual..
Tuyo Theater… mine, everyone’s
Tuyo Theater’s multi-awarded show Superbandaclown will be performed at Tuyo Theater Cultural Center in Las Tunas, this Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am. The play will be on billboard for three consecutive weeks and then it will begin a tour including Camagüey, Cienfuegos, Holguín and Matanzas provinces.
Irreverent will perform Dictionary for the first time
Irreverent Space will perform National Prize for Spanish Dramatic Arts 2016 Manuel Calzada’s play The dictionary for the first time. This play, inspired on Maria Moliner, author of the Dictionary of Spanish Use, is about the story of a 70 years old woman who discovers symptoms of cerebral arteriosclerosis and recalls the difficult crossroads in the stubborn and misunderstood development of her work while talking to her doctor, husband and the public.
Directed by the Spanish actress Eva González, the performances will take place on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 February at 7:30 p.m., in the headquarters of the Irreverent project at 11 St. between 16 St. and 18 St. #1152 Ap. 5, Vedado.
Half way… in the gallery
Havana Gallery exhibits these days Enrique Baster’s personal exposition A mitad de camino (Half way).
Reinier Luaces’ intolerances
At Galiano Gallery, young artist Reinier Luaces’ (Remedios, Cuba, 1988) personal exhibition Intolerance by the remains open since January 27th.
The collective exhibition The experiment will be open in the Center for Development of Visual Arts until February 11.
The José Martí Memorial’s belvedere in Havana reopens to visitors. The highest point in the Cuban capital -one of the most visited places by foreign tourists that reach Havana’s Revolution Square- is a historic-cultural center with halls dedicated to expose independence leader José Martí’s life and work details, as well as images and documents related to the building of the Revolution Square.
The 18 meters high marble statue that reproduces an image of José Martí sitting and pensive is just in front of the monument and it is surrounded by are six columns representing the old Cuban provinces with their respective shields.
Walls go away… with Cuban Contemporary Dance Company
Cuban Contemporary Dance Company will begin 2017 at Alicia Alonso Great Havana Theater’s García Lorca Hall with a program which includes the presentation of the pieces Reversible, by the Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle López Ochoa, and Las Paredes se van (Walls go away), Cuban choreographer Julio César Iglesia’s last creation. The performances will be on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m., and the two programs include:
Reversible, by the Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle López Ochoa
Walls go away, Cuban choreographer Julio César Iglesia’s last creation.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5
The listening room, by the English Theo Clinkard, result of the work of Creative Islands project, side by side with the British Council
Matria Etnocentra, by George Céspedes.
Ancient Music Festival will liven up Havana’s Historic Center
The 12th edition of the Esteban Salas Ancient Music Festival, “patron saint” of ancient music in Cuba, will take place from February 4-12. Organized by Ancient Music Group Ars Longa and the Office of the City Historian, the event is committed to lay some solid foundations in the reformed interpretive concepts of the ancient repertoires.
Master classes, workshops and lectures will make up the program of the event, which is a tradition in Havana that has also contributed to the enrichment of the historiographic canvas of the Cuban musical environment.
The 12th edition of the Esteban Salas Festival will emphasize on the knowledge that dance has patented in the musical literature of all times, as a gesture and sonorous manifestation. The event will take place at the Old Church of Saint Francis from Paula, the Parish Saint Guardian Angel Custody, the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri and the Martí Theater.
Old Church of Saint Francis from Paula
February 4, 7:00 p.m: Opening concert Carnival, carols of imitation, music of the codex Baltasar Martínez Compañón, colonial dances from America, Afrocuban songs and toques; congas and comparsas from Santiago de Cuba, performed by Ancient Music Group Ars Longa, directed by Teresa Paz.
February 5, 7:00 p.m: Flower of Passion; thorn of torment, songs about love from the XIV and XV Centuries, by Asteria group from the U.S.
Parish Saint Angel Custody
February 5, 5:00 p.m: Llibre Vermell from Montserrat, songs by Nostre Dona de Montserrat, by Ensemble Lauda (Cuba), directed by Henry Vidal.
From 3 to 7 February, in Ars Longa Group’s practise rooms at the Santo Domingo Building (Obispo between San Ignacio and Mercaderes, Old Havana): Flute playing techniques and studies of repertoires from the Baroque, lectured by flautist Claudia Gerauer (Germany).
Cuban Sonatas at Martí Theater
Flautist Niurka González and guitarist Joaquín Clerch will be the main players of the concert taking place on Sunday, February 5 at 5:00 pm, at Martí Theater.
The program of the event will consist on four Cuban sonatas for flute and guitar, three of them will be played for the first time, while the fourth will be Sonata No. 1 for flute and guitar, Mythology of Waters, written by Master Leo Brouwer in 2009.
Flute: Niurka González
Guitar: Joaquín Clerch
Sonata for the Last Rhyme, by Juan Piñera (1949- ) (world premiere)
(To the ephemeral Juana Borrero)
I- (I’ve dreamed…) Andantino Flute Guitar
II- (in my sad nights…) Guitar Flutes Quasi Cadenza Adagio ma non tanto
III- (a slender perfume of spikenard…) Guitflaut Andantino
IV- (I do not want the gasping delight…) Vivace (alla Toccata)
Sonata, by Roberto Valera (1938- ) (world premiere)
I- Havana Fantasy
II- the two of them are Two
III- The Torrents
Sonata (Divertissement) Orlando Vistel (world premiere)
Sonata 1 “Mythology of waters” Leo Brouwer (1939-)
I- Birth of the Amazon
II- The Hidden Lake of the Mayas
III- The leap of the Angel
IV- The güije (goblin) of the rivers of Cuba
Starting on Sunday, February 5, Charles Chaplin Cinema’s Charlot Hall will exhibit the best films released in Cuba during 2016, according to national critics. In that selection made by the Cuban Cinema Press Association (ACPC, in Spanish), since 1993, participate critics from different latitudes, whose vote has not differed much from some of the lists of films chosen by foreign associations.
In the top of the list figure the Latin American films El club and El clan, distinguished in 2015 in Berlin and Venice contests respectively, The Revenant, Oscar Award for Best Director in 2016; Saúl’s son, Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language film in 2016; The Postman of the White Nights, Silver Lion at the Venice Festival in 2014; Youth, winner in the European film awards in 2015; The hateful eight and The Danish Girl, nominated to the Oscars, and Spotlight, with the top Hollywood Academy Award in February last year.
The voting, in which 24 members of the ACPC took part, included the following titles:
- The club / Chile / 2015 / Pablo Larraín
- The clan / Argentina-Spain / 2015 / Pablo Trapero
- The Revenant / 2015 / Alejandro González Iñárritu
- Saul’s son / Saul fia / Hungary / 2015 / László Nemes
- The Postman of the White Nights / Russia / 2015 / Andrei Konchalovsky
- Youth / Italy- Switzerland- France- UK / 2015 / Paolo Sorrentino
- The companion / Cuba-Venezuela-Colombia-France-Panama / 2015 / Pavel Giroud
- The Hateful Eight / USA / 2015 / Quentin Tarantino
- The Danish Girl / United Kingdom-Belgium-USA- Denmark-Germany / 2015 / Tom Hooper
- The lesson / Urok / Bulgaria / 2014 / Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
- The photographer / Fotograf / Czech Republic / 2015 / Irena Pavlásková
- Spotlight / USA / 2015 / Tom McCarthy
The Cuban Cinematheque will also exhibit some national films such as The companion, Worshiped hero, Molina’s Rebecca and No Country for Old Squares, which focused the attention of critics.
Sunday 5: 2:30 p.m .: THE CLUB (2015) / Pablo Larraín – WORSHIPED HERO (2015) / Ernesto Sánchez
5:00 p.m .: THE CLAN (2015) / Pablo Trapero – WORSHIPED HERO (2015) / Ernesto Sánchez
Tuesday 7: 2:30 p.m .: THE REVENANT (2015) / Alejandro González Iñárritu
Wednesday 8: 2:30 p.m .: SAUL’s SON (Saul fia, 2015) / László Nemes –
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD SQUARES (2016) / Ermitis White
5:00 p.m .: THE POSTMAN OF THE WHITE NIGHTS (2014) / Andrei Konchalovsky –
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD SQUARES (2016) / Ermitis White
Thursday 9: 5:00 p.m .: YOUTH (La giovinezza, 2015) / Paolo Sorrentino
Friday 10: 2:30 p.m .: THE COMPANION (2015) / Pavel Giroud
5:00 p.m .: THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) / Quentin Tarantino
Saturday 11: 2:30 p.m .: THE DANISH GIRL (2015) / Tom Hooper
5:00 p.m .: THE LESSON (Urok, 2014) / Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Sunday 12: 2:30 p.m .: THE PHOTOGRAPHER (Fotograf, 2015) / Irena Pavlásková
5:00 p.m .: SPOTLIGHT (2015) / Thomas McCarthy
Two and one sneaked in
The comedy show Two and one sneaked in, performed by singer Jorge Diaz, Carlos Vázquez (Riquimbili), Alexei Riviera (Amado Fiel del Toro) and the artistic direction by Esteban Averhoff, will take place at the Mella Theater this Friday 3 and Saturday 4 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 5 at 5:00 p.m.
The story continues in the Karl Marx Theater
The comedy show This is another story continues its presentation this weekend at the Karl Marx Theater. Starring Luis Silva (Pánfilo), Mario Sardiñas (Chequera), Andy Vázquez (Facundo) and Kike Quiñones, the performances will be on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 at 9:00 pm and Sunday 29 at 5:00 pm .
The Cuban comedian Marcos García, also known among the public as Teresa’s son, will present the show, named after his nickname, in the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center. Performances will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm.
Cuban Art Factory (FAC, in Spanish) opens its doors again. OnCuba suggests for this weekend:
Concert by Tony Ávila
11:00 p.m. Concert Hall (Nave 4)
Maracuja Jewelry Presentation’s Purple Magic Fashion Show (presentation of magical jewelry, dedicated to the color, rhythm, freedom and beauty, by the Romanian artist Miki Puran)
9:30 p.m. Theater (Nave 3)
Concert by Roberto Fonseca and Temperament
11:00 p.m. Concert Hall (Nave 4)
Theater: And what’s up? Contarte Theater Project, directed by Rachel Pastor
9:30 p.m. Theater (Nave 3)
The amusement for actresses, including performances by Yailín Copolla, Mariana Valdés, Elvia Pérez and Rachel Pastor herself, is a memory of the student time, a friends reunion where arrives a character by surprise that triggers the chaos and all of them speak up their most intimate problems while having drinks and listening to songs.