Prestigious companies to attend Havana’s intl. Ballet Festival

havana-live-hispanic-balletHAVANA, Oct 20 (acn) Prestigious companies of the world will perform in the 24th edition of Havana’s International Ballet Festival, to be held from October 28 to November 7.

The Hispanic Ballet of New York, based in Manhattan, in the United States, founded by Venezuelan-American ballerina and choreographer Tina Ramirez and currently directed by Eduardo Vilaro, will be among these companies.
The Hispanic Ballet of New York will perform at the capital’s Mella Theater on November 1st and 2nd, at 5:00 p.m., with a program that includes two pieces that will be presented on the island for the first time: Asuka, by Eduardo Vilaro; and Sortijas, by Cayetano Soto.

Completing the artistic suggestion are the works Sombrerisimo, by Annabelle López; and El beso, by Gustavo Ramirez. Another important company to perform at the Festival will be the Linga Company from Switzerland.
This group was founded in 1992 when Katarzyna Gdaniec, main ballerina of the Bejart Ballet of Lausanne; and Marco Cantalupo, a choreographer and a dancer of the aforementioned company, joined to materialize their dreams of independence and creativity.

Linga creates one or two pieces a year and in its repertoire we find Concert-O, choreographed by Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, which will be presented at the Covarrubias Hall of Havana’s national Theater on November 2nd, 5:00 p.m.