Emerging

Emerging will be a meeting place for debate, information, dialogue and action. From theater, film, music and literature to daily social imagery and its multiple settings, we will create a space for conversation, understanding and, above all, for the acceptance of the complex and multiple identities of women.

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Gender Bending Awareness in Ena Lucía Portela

Ena Lucía Portela (Havana, 1972) is one of the most promising voices in Cuban contemporary literature. Her complex, nonconformist, iconoclastic, rebellious and confident work has a theoretical and psychological density that is seldom seen within women’s literature.

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José María de Cárdenas y Rodríguez’s Cuban Costumbrismo

José María de Cárdenas y Rodríguez (1812-1882) was admired as a true and solid portraitist of the world he lived in. His portraits of customs don’t go as far as ferocious irony or energetic attack, but have instead a soft tone to highlight the ridiculous and humorous aspects of Cuban colonial society.

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Short on Cuban Women’s Conflicts Wins Prize at Festival of Young Filmmakers

HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 7 - La profesora de inglés, a work that addresses the problem of gender inequality and the role of women as childminders, won the award for Best Short Film at the 14th edition of the Cuban Film Institute’s Festival of Young Filmmakers.

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Young Filmmakers Ratify Need of Film Law in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Abr 7 – The Cuban Film Institute’s Festival of Young Filmmakers closed its 14th edition joining the struggle for a Film Law that protects national production.

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  • An Opera at the Havana Biennial

    Another new feature of the 12th Havana Biennial was the Cuban premiere of Ópera Cubanacán, written by maestro Roberto Valera, with production and libretto by U.S. artist Charles Koppelman.

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    Reunion with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill

    Great surprises were brought by Cubadisco 2015, the 19th edition of the great feast of albums of the largest of the Antilles, this time dedicated to symphonic and choral music.

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    New Cartographic Connections at the Havana Biennial

    Famous Spanish curator Consuelo Ciscar Casabán is also participating in the 12th Havana Biennial, this time with her project Conexiones Cartográficas.

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    Social Change and Intellectual Revolution in the 1930s Caribbean

    Reflection regarding changes that happened in social and cultural environments in the 1930s Caribbean.

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    The Future of Dream: Damas de Social

    On the subject of the book Damas de Social. Intelectuales cubanas en la revista Social by Nancy Alonso and Mirta Yáñez.

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    Film Language in Teaching German as a Foreign Language

    Film, an artistic and communicative medium, has become - with the current focus on teaching foreign languages - an effective audiovisual aid to encourage student motivation and creativity in their learning.

    A Transcendental Moment for Cuban Culture

    Launching the first volumes: Bregar por Cuba (Fighting for Cuba) and Salir al limpio: correspondencia inédita de Fernando Ortiz, cartas de 1920 a 1929 y de 1930 a 1939 (Coming out Clear: The Unpublished Correspondence of Fernando Ortiz, Letters from 1920 to 1929 and from 1930 to 1939), compiled by Trinidad Pérez, journalist, essayist, researcher and vice-president of the Fernando Ortiz Foundation in Havana.

    Ginger Rogers at the Riviera Hotel

    A dancer and actress surrounded by legend

    Founders of ICAIC

    With the passage of years - more than 56 - and the prestige increasingly gained by the institution, the status of "founder" of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) has become a sort of distinction rightly claimed by many and, sometimes, "granted" hastily by others.

    Arrechea at the Fine Arts Museum During the Havana Biennial

    Versatile artist Alexandre Arrechea returns to the charge. He comes back to the National Museum of Fine arts, in this instance to exhibit for the first time.