The Third Annual CubaCaribe Festival presents the dance and music of Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, From the sacred Vougdoun dance of yanvalou, to the provocative Masún, to the joyous Mambo, to the groundbreaking fusion of Afro-Cuban popular and modern, the festival offers a profusion of dance, music and song over two weekends. In addition to performances, the festival includes special events and classes.
SHAKING OFF THE DUST - Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 at 8 pm, and Sunday, April 22 at 7 pm.
Based on the Picasso quote "Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life," Cuba Caribe presents a suite of performances by celebrated San Francisco Bay Area Haitian, Cuban and Brazilian folkloric dance companies. For generations, people throughout the Americas have relied on dance and song to shake off the dust of the mundane in the ripe hours after long days of toil.
Featuring: Michelle martin & Konpayi, Portsha Jefferson and Rara Tou Limen, Loco Bloco, and Las Que Son Son and more.
THREE TREES & TRACES - Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 26,27 & 28 at 8 pm, and Sunday, April 29 at 2 pm & 7 pm.
CubaCaribe presents the 2007 season of Alayo Dance Company with the debut of Ramón Ramos Alayo´s latest work, Three Threes & Traces. In this choreographic diptych, Ramos crafts layered, yet seamless, composition in which he simultaneously elaborates on and diverges from the traditional language of Cuban popular and modern dance forms.
Featuring: Ramón Ramos Alayo & Alayo Dance Company.