Dance in Las Tunas
Culture, identity and dance are elements that can not be overlooked when studying the education of the people of Las Tunas, because they are the reason why they have maintained a series of customs and traditions that have marked it within the national scope. The tunera dance is a carrier of wealth, variety and special character determined by the various cultural elements that have intervened in the integration of our dance traditions.
Dance traditions such as nengón and Yoruba dances, as well as peasant roots, identify Las Tunas historical and cultural heritage. The development of Las Tunas peasant dances rises through the different dance groups that carry in their repertoire several genres of dance. These dances are the hallmark of Las Tunas anywhere in the world, in regard to dance, and its development in different actions, workshops, shows and activities, contribute to maintain the identity and cultural heritage elements.
Dance Companies in Las Tunas:
Onile Dance Group.
This project defends the Cuban identity through Hispanic rural dances of Haitian and African origin.It was founded in 1995 and today is an institution of national culture. Its headquarters are in the Cabildo San Pedro Lucumi, located in one of the walking avenues of Las Tunas city. The sound of the bata tambours and the constant noise of the cueros, as well as the chords of the country, popular, Haitians and yorubas rhythms, are felt in the surroundings of this cultural institution, a place that irradiates culture.