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Dance in Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Ávila

 

Dance Companies in Ciego de Avila

 

Folkloric Ballet “OSOKPUÁN IRABBO”

This company starts its work since march 3 2003 as amateurs and becomes professional in 2005 as the only professional ballet in the province of Ciego de Avila, with more than 40 members including musicians and dancers grouped in two casts, since this company is prepared to work in different spaces, from large scenarios to small presentations. Its Artist and General Director is Maria Victoria Negret, who founded this group putting together young dancers and musicians to take not only the Haitian and Yoruban folklore, but also to be able to count with different spectacles with rhythms and genres of Cuban culture. Among their shows do YORUBA, Greeting to the stars and to Elegguá, “Ayabbá Nilaye”, adore to Yemayá, “Arara” Water and Fire, a show that makes tribute to the complex of Rumba Congo. “Palenque Poseído” Batarrumba Haitian. “Popular”. A travel to popular Cuban dances and rhythms like Mambo, Chachacha, Pilón, Mozambique, Congas and Comparsas. They have participated in prestigious events dedicated to dance like: On the 2006 participate in “FlorArte”, in the province of S. Spiritus. They also have attended different editions of the International festival ”Wemilere” of Guanabacoa at the capital, in the Haitian festival “Eva Gaspar in Memoriam” in the popular art fair and in many more acts and cultural events in the territory. It first international tour was in 2010 to Venezuela, gaining success and the applause of the audience.

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