Presentation of Ravel’s “Bolero” in Fabrica de Arte Cubano

boléro-de-RavelHAVANA,April 26   The emblematic work of French composer Maurice Ravel “Bolero” had the first of its three scheduled presentations in Havana, under the artistic direction of Spain’s Miguel Rubio, as part of the cultural project “Fabrica de Arte Cubano.

The choreographed performance included dancers from the Cuban Arts University and the companies Acosta Danza, Retazos and Danzabierta.

After four months of pre-production and rehearsals, “Bolero” will be staged a total of eight times until May 1st.

The piece, originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, premiered at the Opera Garnier of Paris in 1928.

The “Bolero” has become Ravel’s most famous musical composition and one of the most played musical works in the world.