Wednesday, 07 September 2011 15:33
CAMAGUEY, Cuba, Sept 7. The Cuban contemporary ballet company, Endedans, based in Camaguey, received a standing ovation in Hamburg, Germany on its first presentation ever in Europe.
The company performed “La Carmen” a peculiar version of the ballet inspired on Georges Bizet’s opera by Endedans director Tania Vergara. The choreography portrays –in this case– the polemical convergence of sexual preferences.
While maintaining elements of violence, seduction, revenge and death that characterize the original story, as well as the long for freedom and lack of prejudices of its main character, in Vergara’s version, the leading role is brought to life by a transvestite who is trapped in a love triangle with another man and a woman.
Vergara has won 14 national and international prizes including the Iberian American Choreography Contest in 2008.
Julio Cesar Delgado, Endedans’s public relations told ACN the performance was awarded with a standing ovation by the public and has received very good reviews from local critics and cultural personalities.
Endedans traveled to Germany following an invitation to participate in the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Schmidts Tivoli Theater running until September 15.
Founded in 2002, Endedans combines classic and contemporary dance. (acn)