Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

DanzAbierta, Cuba


Established in 1988, DanzAbierta is the pioneer of contemporary dance in Cuba, now under the Artistic Direction of Choreographer Susana Pous Anadon, and mentored by Guido Gali. Today, DanzAbierta and Susana Pous have renewed the company’s artistic and aesthetic principles, winning numerous awards in Cuba and abroad for choreography and performance in major international festivals including Avignon, Montpellier, Holland Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, Caliendanza, Schirittmacher, Danse Encore, and others. The company has also shared the stage with major international dancers such as Mark Tompkins, David Zambrano, Maureen Fleming, and Jennifer Monson.  Welcome was recently awarded Cuba’s Villanueva Prize following its premiere.  Their work Showroom was presented at the Atheneum Theatre in Chicago, the Joyce Theater in New York and at The Light Box in Miami. Both Malson, and the company’s newest piece, Welcome, tour in 2017-2018.  The tour of DanzAbierta is represented by and supported in part through the National Performance Network and its Performing Americas Program.  DanzAbierta tours as part of the Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America program in 2017-2018. Click on calendar for all tour dates.


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DanzAbierta, Cuba

Southern Exposure Upcoming Events

  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Latino Arts Milwaukee, WI
    March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018
  • DanzAbierta, Cuba Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
    March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Koubek Center Miami, FL
    April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
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