Theo Clinkard: I seek not only beauty, but also to entice the audience

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (Contemporary Dance of Cuba – DCC) has always been characterized by its distinctive style, creativity and mixture of techniques, all tied together by a universal language.

Since January, the company directed by maestro Miguel Iglesias has regrouped with a new cast of dancers, after several of its key figures left to pursue other projects.

Speaking with Granma International, Iglesias, who has led the DCC for over three decades, noted that new and “relatively inexperienced,” dancers, “even some students undertaking their pre-professional training,” have joined the company.

Committed to regularly updating its repertory, the DCC has been enriched not only by works from young Cuban choreographers, but also pieces by internationally renowned creators, such as Colombian-Belgian Anabelle López Ochoa, who gave us Reversible; Israeli Itzik Galill with Sombrisa; Swede Kenneth Kvamström’s version of Carmen; Dutch Jean Linquen, creator of Compás and Folia; and Catalan Àngels Margarit with Otros Caprichos, to name a few.

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