HAVANA, Jan 4th. The dance scene in this capital dresses up in luxury at the beginning of the year with the presentation of Ballet Beyond Borders 2024, an international festival that promotes cultural, educational and theoretical exchange in the world today.
The great event will be held from January 9 to 13, 2024 and Havana will host the Ballet Beyond Borders (BBB) show, a renowned dance competition to promote human understanding and generate vital communication between all participants.
Within the event – created by Charlene Carey, founder of the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater – and co-sponsored by Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, in addition to the local development project LADC+, a “Dance Challenge” is included, the Cubaescena site stated.
This is a competition for dancers, professionals and amateurs, divided into the categories of ballet, contemporary/modern, young choreographer (up to 30 years old) and an open section that includes hip hop, flamenco, ballroom dancing, tap dancing and all ethnic-cultural dance forms.
The competition program also offers master classes, workshops, documentary screenings and a final awards gala, as well as a grand closing ceremony in which the guest dancers participate.
So far, teachers, dancers, choreographers and contestants from the United States, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Panama, and Brazil, as well as Romania, Italy, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Pakistan, China and Belgium will arrive in Cuba.
The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba companies, the Martí Theater, the Amphitheater of the Historic Center of Old Havana and Malecón ART 255 were announced as venues for the event, the page cited.
The main theme of this edition of the festival is “BBB en el Barrio”, an opportunity for participants to experience Havana, not as tourists, but as members of the community, engaging with its people, its traditions and the daily routine of life. Cuban.
This theme is in line with the concept defended by this festival of celebrating diversity, cultures and the universal language of dance.
Ballet Beyond Borders HAVANA 2024 has the support of the Office of the City Historian, plus the Cuban institutions mentioned as hosts.
BBB is a Ballet Nation that promotes cooperation and understanding using dance to advocate for peace.