Danza Contemporanea de Cuba
Reviewed by Debbie Tasker
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dance company performed at the Lowry Centre in Salford, on the 9thJune 2012 at 7.30pm with a programme which included a piece by award-winning choreographer and influencer of modern dance Itzik Galili the Sombrisa, and including a special chance to experience the incredible Mambo 3XX1 choreographed by George Cespedes.
The dancers had tremendous energy and skill on display in the three very different dance pieces staged by this Cuban company. An extraordinary opening number, called Sombrisa, saw the men and women dancers in vests, shorts and boxing gloves performing some amazing twists, turns and leaps. That was followed by 'Carmen' with a bullfighting atmosphere, and finally 'Mambo 3XXI' in which some couples of the same sex danced together with affection.
An unforgettable evening of excellent contemporary Cuban dancing performed by a troop of amazingly talented dancers. The energy, enthusiasm, vibrancy and an exuberant sense of fun kept an audience happy, the troop of dancers who genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves and having fun, not one but two intervals made a highly enjoyable night out. Prolonged standing ovations on Saturday night told the story of a very talented troop of young home grown Cuban dancers who are a credit to their country.