Contemporary Dance of Cuba to Present Carmina Burana in Mexico

danza-contemporaneaHavana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) will present in Mexico a version of Carmina Burana, winner there in 2009 of the Luna Award for the Performing Arts.

The work will be seen on October 8 and 9 in the National Auditorium, main space for shows in the country, with capacity for 12,000 spectators.

This piece involves putting a backdrop of LED screens and a smaller circle one in the center, where they project a video of various contents, from the origin of the universe and some of the current events in any street to the possible destruction of everything we know.

The relation between the physical and spiritual seems inescapable in a piece that aims to tear the soul of anyone, and the dancers assume that with strength and conviction.

Carmina Burana is an ode to the life of man in this world, told Prensa Latina its choreographer George Céspedes.

For me, the intellectual world is the attraction when dealing with creation, because everything starts from images, from them I got the tool I need, spiritual or physical, but there is usually an intellect that is connected with the emotional and leads us to the physical. The final instrument is the body, the young Cuban choreographer said.

To complete the cast, the production includes 68 musicians, a choir of 100 voices, 35 children and three singers (a baritone, a soprano and countertenor), as pointed by DCC director, Miguel Iglesias.

This year, the great dancer from the United States Rasta Thomas, someone whose affability allows him to integrate as another member of the company, returns as guest of the group.

Harrowing time to the music of Carl Orff, dancers disguise drama inside to join the chorality as a duty, an unavoidable for every inhabitant of a temple.

In reality, the world is filled with temples, under multiple names and styles, but Cespedes is interested in human beings, what they have inside, so with great pleasure venturing into internal anxieties and posed scenes with a beautiful sensuality.

Again, the company wasted virtuosity and technical executions of women include sequences identical to those of men, full of very different types, naturally executed by them, with the iron will overshadow any gender distinction.

Another highlight worthy decision in this choreography is design in space, because it influences the dynamics, bears the emotional stress, the setting would not achieve the same effect without the path.

The DCC Carmina Burana is a colossal work that rejuvenates the prestige of a company founded 57 years ago, able to balance youth and maturity, and distinguished by a mixture of sharp technique and character, with a feline intimidating look, that according to director Iglesias becomes essential for a dancer.

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