Renowned Cuban artist Thelvia Marín has been awarded the Rafael Alberti Prize by the Havana International Poetry Festival. She was granted the prize along with Nicaraguan poet Claribel Alegría, who, at 90 years of age, was not able to attend the ceremony held at the Union of Cuba Writers and Artists’ Villena Hall.
BALLET ROYALTY GALA IN HAVANA
Renowned prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso attended the function
Thefilm El acompañante (2015) by Pavel Giroud has been chosen as the Cuban submission for the U.S. Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and Spain’s Goya Awards.
Havana hosts its very own Fashion Week; which sees the country’s top artisans present their best designs for the Cuban public
FIRST WORLD COUNTERTENORS FESTIVAL
"In a time of so much diversity and such little inclusion, the fact that we could be here at the invitation of maestro Brouwer, makes this a beautiful moment for us"
37TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
Havana has something of great worth - an audience enthusiastic about film, which hasn’t lost its love of the cinema, as has happened elsewhere
December was the month of Alicia Alonso's 97th birthday, while the New Year opened with the National Ballet of Cuba's traditional gala performance during the first week of January, this time presenting Don Quixote
Over the coming months Havana will be able to appreciate versions of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare; A doll’s house, by Henrik Ibsen; and Virgilio Piñera’s Dos viejos pánicos
MOZART-HAVANA FESTIVAL 2015
Thanks to the Festival Mozart-Habana 2015 (October 16-24), throughout the city’s central World Heritage district, his symphonies, flute concertos, masses, divertimentos, organ pieces, chamber music for string quintets, and sonatas were heard
More has an impressive jazz tradition, currently being enriched by an avalanche of excellent young musicians, who are broadening the interpretation of this genre, characteristically open and flexible