Cuba Vibra by Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba
A suggestive journey through the music and dance that have brought fame to the island of Cuba from the 50s of last century to the present. The characters in this elegant staging are women and men who weave their life stories to the rhythm of cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero, feeling ... , styles that will thrill the hearts of audiences. Accompanied by a live band performing original compositions , Cuba sings, dances and lives!
‘Togetherness triumphed on Saturday night when Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba performed at Brooklyn Centre (...) The dancers, all of them women, certainly moved with great strength through choreographic phrases that were rhythmically strong and precisely measured. (...) The women crossed the stage together with amazing unanimity, fiercely stamping their heels and clacking castanets. A musical ensemble directed by Denis Peralta provided vigorous accompaniment for the entire production. (...) Each work dazzled on its own. - Jack Anderson THE NEW YORK TIMES
Eight minute show preview
....the dancers gaily entice the audience without over-soliciting them. They let their amazing feet, smoothly swiveling hips and versatile wrists sell their product. Sid Smith, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
ABOUT THE SHOW
Cuba, its music and dances from the '50s to today, where all the characters, women and men, weave their life stories. Protagonists of precise movement and cadence incalculable: cha-cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero, feeling… all the rhythms that vibrate the heart and fill the soul. Cuba sings, dances and lives! Cuba Vibra
Cuba is fashionable today. The entire world has its eyes over us and everybody wants to know. They look for old cars, buildings, cigars… a country apparently stopped on time. But we are more than that. For over 25 years, we have been showing to the world the young Cuban art, that more than revolution, is evolution.
Today we are more than excited to present our show CUBA VIBRA!, a huge mélange of ballet, flamenco, Afro-Cuba and popular rhythm from Cuba, with 18 superb dancers and a fantastical musical group onstage. We travel in a magical dream from the 50s up to the present time in an authentic fusion of dance and music.
So, if you want to experience the real soul, energy and passion of our people, open your arms and hearts and fly with us, because Cuba Vibra!
Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC), has become one of the most prestigious companies in the world of the dance and music. Founder, Director and choreographer Lizt Alfonso is renowned for her tenacity, simplicity and fusion of dance styles. The LADC was the first Cuban dance group to perform a run on Broadway, at the world famous New Victory Theater and has since gone on to entertain audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, New Zealand, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Kingdom of Bahrain, China, Holland, Belgium, Mexico and Colombia, among others. Some of the many awards she has received are: Distinction for National Culture of Cuba; Dora First Prize of the Canadian performing arts in the category of Best Choreography for her musical life, 2008; First Prize for Choreography of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC / 2006 and 2008) and Prize Foundation Cuban Artists of New York, 2001.
Litz Alfonso - Founder - Director General - Choreographer - Dancer - Teacher - Goodwill Ambassador UNICEF
Enterprising, persevering and charismatic Liszt Alfonso (1967) had a clear dream since childhood: to found her own company and take it to the world stage. That dream came true when at the age of 23 when she created Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC), which has become one of the most prestigious in the world of the dance and music, by the novelty of her fusion style, never seen before.
She has received multiple awards for her choreography and is renowned for her tenacity, simplicity and art that began at 4 years old when she received her first ballet class. Her professional training transited since by the prestigious Cuban school of ballet and other dance schools: Spanish, dance-theater, folklore, among others, to graduate at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), specializing in Teatrología and Drama, in 1990.
She has created, choreographed and directed all the shows she has staged for her company. In her hands, Liszt Alfonso Dance Cuba became the first Cuban dance group to perform a run on Broadway, at the world famous New Victory Teather, with her show strength and compass, in 2003; an experience that repeats in 2015. As part of that international projection, LADC has performed with great success with critics and audiences in countries like USA, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, New Zealand, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Kingdom of Bahrain, China, Holland, Belgium, Mexico and Colombia, among others.
Her constant concern for children and young people forming human and artistic values, led also to the foundation and direction of the Academy of Dance (Vocational Workshops), the Children and Youth Ballet, as well as the Summer Courses and Choreography Competition, all with the seal of her company. In line with its ongoing and outstanding work devoted to the new generations, it has been accredited as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
In 2014 he was one of the protagonists of the campaign "25 leaders, 25 Voices for Children" organized by UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean to celebrate the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Also the seal of her choreography has been widely recognized at the international level, thanks to the active participation of the famous and LADC-winning music video Dancing, Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Good and People D 'Zona, who led Alejandro Perez.
Among the many awards she has received are: Distinction for National Culture of Cuba; Dora First Prize of the Canadian performing arts in the category of Best Choreography for her musical life, 2008; First Prize for Choreography of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC / 2006 and 2008) and Prize Foundation Cuban Artists of New York, 2001.