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National Symphony, committed to creation
November.17.2014
Members of the National Symphonic Orchestra (OSN) commented that they felt very encouraged after receiving a message of congratulations from Army General Raúl Castro on November 16, in commemoration of the institution’s 55th anniversary. Before beginning the concert, part of the 27th Contemporary Music Festival of Havana...

Lázaro Saavedra receives National Visual Arts Award 2014
November.13.2014
Lázaro Saavedra (Havana, 1964) received the National Visual Arts Award 2014, in recognition of his artistic career and the value of his work, characterized by conceptualism and his treatment of humor and irony.

24th HAVANA INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL
A final look
November.12.2014
The Havana International Ballet Festival, by its very nature, is among the most illustrious of festivals. It is a must for lovers of ballet and, since 1960, has acted as a powerful magnet, attracting all those who love dance.

Dance in construction, blurring lines
November.11.2014
To encourage creativity in dance which, as Mexican dancer and choreographer Ce­ci­lia Appleton noted, often emerges in the quietest echoes of a body which needs to express, through movement, what it wants to say, what it can not articulate...

Eight voices, a singular style
November.7.2014
Given the talent with which its members interpret great songs from Cuban and U.S. music, Voces negras (Black voices), a new Cuban group, has been appearing regularly at Havana’s most popular night clubs. The group performs songs popularized by Frank Sinatra...
 

Young Communists hit the streets
November.5.2014
The Young Communists Union (UJC) in Ciego de Ávila has initiated a cultural project entitled Soy Cuba, in response to the concerns of Cuban youth about the need for more recreational options, above all in communities located far from cultural centers and services.

24th INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF HAVANA  
Under the spell of Alicia Alonso
November.3.2014
The excitement was indescribable. Alicia Alonso, a great figure of the ballet world, returned to the stage smiling and satisfied. Both a myth and a genius of universal dance, she closed the the inaugural Gala’s traditional procession, this time at the Karl Marx Theater, a true Coliseum of Havana.
Marti magazine goes digital
October.31.2014
With the aim of disseminating the intellectual value ​​of La Edad de Oro (The Golden Age), a magazine published by José Marti in the nineteenth century, the Center for Studies on Marti (EMC) has compiled a multimedia format of the...

U.S. dance company to debut in Havana International Ballet Festival
October.30.2014
The Pontus Lidberg Dance Company will debut today, October 30, with a show scheduled for 5:00 pm at the National Theatre , as part of the 24th Havana International Ballet Festival.

The Cuban National Ballet: Sixty-six years of glory
October.28.2014
Sixty-six years ago, on October 28, today’s Cuban National Ballet was born, known then as the Alicia Alonso Ballet, bearing the name of its illustrious and principal inspiration, who took on the historic mission of launching a professional...

Veteran Cuban director receives NationalTelevision Award
October.27.2014
October 24, Cuban director Julio Pulido celebrated winning the National Television Award, on the 64th anniversary of the arrival of this revolutionary medium to Cuba.


24th INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF HAVANA
Irene Rodríguez Dance Company: Surprising, alluring, captivating

October.24.2014
Dancer and choreographer Irene Rodríguez has steadily become a prominent figure in Cuban dance. Since creating the company that bears her name three years ago, each performance has surprised, seduced and captivated the audience.


Valuable community cultural work recognized
October.20.2014
The 14th edition of the National Community Culture Award 2014, in the categories of individual, instruction, and project, were awarded to Carmen Soto promoter from Camagüey; the D’Morón Theatre Company, in Ciego de Ávila; and the socio-cultural project Muraleando, in Havana, respectively, according to the National Council of Cultural Centers (CNCC).

Let the Cuban fiesta ring out!
October.20.2014
Bayamo.— The conference De Varela al tambor: el parto de la nación, by Ernesto Limia Díaz was just one of the events that took place yesterday morning, October 19, as part of the Festival of Cuban Identity, which saw the participation of both locals and visitors.

The Bodeguita del Medio in Varadero is the preferred choice for tourists
October.17.2014
Having not yet been open a year, the Bodeguita del Medio in Varadero has surpassed more long standing establishments in this tourist destination.

24th HAVANA INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL
A showcase of the world’s best dance
October.17.2014
THE 24th Havana International Ballet Festival, scheduled October 28-November 7, will bring together companies and star dancers from some 20 countries, and pay tribute to William Shakespeare, on the 450th anniversary of his birth.

The Value of Women’s Creativity
October.13.2014
A tribute to creations by women and to the value of their creativity is the main focus of the second Ellas Crean Festival, Cuba 2014, taking place in several locations across Havana until October 18.

Fidel es Fidel exhibition on display in Austria
October.13.2014
The exhibition Fidel es Fidel - in homage to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro - was inaugurated during the 4th Encounter of Cubans Residing in Europe, which took place in Vienna.

Cuba to Launch Radio and TV Convention 2014
October.2.2014
The first Radio and Television Convention in Cuba will be held at the International Conference Centre in Havana from October 19-24.
Omar Olazabal, president of the organizing committee, said at a press conference this week that the country will host the TV and radio festival, a youth programming seminar, and a meeting of the Network of Media in Defence of Humanity.


Artistic and literary vanguard strengthen cultural institutions
October.1.2014
The urgent need to strengthen the system of cultural institutions, in accordance with today’s requirements, must include the active participation of the artistic and literary vanguard, expressed Miguel Díaz-Canel, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba.
 

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