dance cuba: DREAMS OF FLIGHT

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Mar 19 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.00
Members:$7.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight
Program:Cuban Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Release Year:2004
Runtime:105 min
Country/Region:Cuba
United States
Language:English
Spanish
Cast/Crew
Director:Cynthia Newport
Producer:Cynthia Newport
Cinematographer:Tom Hurwitz
Don Lenzer
Roberto Chile
Editor:Deborah Dickson
Richard Hankin
Principal Cast:Carlos Acosta
Septime Webre
Alicia Alonso
Laura Urgelles
Lorna Feijóo
Trey McIntyre
Chucho Valdés

Description

We are committed as an arts organization to helping contain COVID-19, in the interest of the safety and health of our community, patrons and staff. For this reason and per the recommendations from the office of the Governor of Minnesota regarding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. For more information and updates going forward, CLICK HERE

MINNESOTA PREMIERE - Minnesota born and raised director Cynthia Newport attending!

Dance cuba begins with the historic coming together of two of the most important dance companies in the world – one Cuban, one American – in Havana. It is the stories orbiting around this coming together that are the heart and soul of the film.

Amid the love and conflicted passions that mark the difficult journey toward identity for individuals and nations, dance cuba tells personal stories of exile and return, loss and redemption, tradition and innovation. It intertwines riveting tales that are as powerful in romance, tragedy and drama as the great ballets performed.

In dance cuba, the expressive human body - the particular turn of a dancer's wrist, the electricity of an extended leg slashing through the air - says what cannot be conveyed otherwise: The fervor of performance as counterpoint to the diffilcult and melancholy of day-to-day life.

Following true events, dance cuba is produced and directed by Cynthia Newport, who brings together an accomplished production team that includes Academy Award-winning Americans and internationally acclaimed Cubans. With remarkable access to individuals and institutions in both countries and utilizing 24p High Definition photography, the film is suffused with a poignant score composed and performed by multi-Grammy winner Chucho Valdes.