24th International Ballet Festival of Havana


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Iván Carbonell Guerra (Machuty), is an art instructor who was born in Camagüey in 1984.  He has taught workshops in Drawing, Painting and Art Appreciation for community projects of Floridain municipality in the province of Camagüey. His plastic visions pertaining to the environment are put into practice in his World Cultural Heritage city, and his online interactive art project entitled SOS por la Naturaleza (SOS for Nature) is an example. Member of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), he includes community actions in his artistic work that impact lifestyles. 

With many exhibitions and awards won in the country, mainly in Camagüey, Matuchy approaches Cubanow to share with you, the reader, his work.


Translated by Roberto Espí Valero

Revised by Simon Wollers

Tilín Guajiro, Tilín Cubano: a Novel by Carlos Enríquez

The narrative work of important avant-garde painter Carlos Enríquez (Las Villas, 1900-Havana, 1957) was only known here and there through some short stories that appeared in Cuban magazines, until the publication of his first novel, set in the island’s countryside.


Ramón Meza: "A Hedgehog on a Silk Tablecloth"

Cuban narrative finds in Ramón Meza (Havana, 1861-1911) an explosion of unprecedented procedures. A careful reading of his work reveals characters, situations and stylistic subtleties oriented to a didactic-critical function consistent with his erudite lineage and an imagining of Nation linked with progress.


There Was No Initiation Ceremony: José Manuel Prieto in Cuban Literature

With clear intention and without sacrificing literary quality, writer and translator José Manuel Prieto (Havana, 1962), although he lives outside of Cuba, does not include in his narrative texts any symbolic glimmer or spaces identifiable with some place of national geography or history.


Wendy Guerra: Postmodern Updating of the Diary as a Genre

Cuban writer Wendy Guerra (Havana, 1970) enjoys widespread distribution in international media and circuits. Her novels are built from diaries, thanks to which protagonists can tell their stories from a very personal vision and free from sociopolitical and moral imperatives.

  • Prestigious International Ensembles Will Attend the 24th International Ballet Festival

    New York’s Ballet Hispanico and the Linga and Pontus Lidberg Companies will present a world premiere and other choreographies unseen in Havana.


    Mosaics for Ballet: Other Glances

    An exhibit of ceramic artwork by young Cuban artist Landy Mesis, inspired by set designs for the ballet piece Del boceto a la otra mirada, is on display at the Avellaneda exhibition hall of the Teatro Nacional de Cuba.


    Ballet Nacional de Cuba Debuts the Dance Sinergia by Choreographer and Dancer Luis Serrano

    Many choreographers have come to stage their pieces with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba as part of the program of the 24th edition of the International Ballet Festival of Havana. Cuban choreographer and dancer Luis Serrano is one of them.


    Eliades Ochoa, Privileged to Play Guitar

    I feel very privileged because what I like is playing the guitar, affirmed Eliades Ochoa, referring to his recent nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album.


    Hemingway: Also a Heavyweight in Film

    A recent film, Hemingway & Gellhorn (with Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman) reveals the existence of a documentary on the Spanish Civil War, Tierra de España, directed by Joris Ivens in 1937, with texts by Hemingway… and his voice in off, too!


    Cristián Alejandro in Concert

    Time has gone by, but the steps led to the same place. The rendezvous now brought us a Cristián Alejandro full of present-day sounds, with a dominion of the scene similar to that of the greats and a repertoire that enabled him to display a strong, eloquent and mature work.

    Bolivian Elections: Why Did Evo Win?

    Evo Morales’ overwhelming victory has a very simple explanation: he won because his government has been, without any doubt, the best in the convulsive history of Bolivia.

    Reviewing Recent Statistics of the Cuban Economy

    The publication of important chapters of the Statistical Yearbook of Cuba 2013, including those that refer to national accounts and the external sector, was recently completed. Their analysis enables having a clearer perspective of the factors that are affecting the growth of the country and that extend to 2014.

    After the Curtain Goes Down at Habanarte

    Interview with Anneris Ivette Leyva, Director of the Ministry of Culture’s Communication Center.

    Contemporary Visual Arts: Following the Colors of Habanarte

    Contemporary plastic art features at the Habanarte 2014 Festival, with several activities and exhibitions throughout the city, which has been captivated by the most varied art forms.