Monday, December 5, 2016

December 11, 2016 7:30-9:30PM Contemporary Afro-Cuban Dance Class at CEC

Contemporary Afro-Cuban Workshop with Darwin Matute Lopez at Community Education Center
Dancers and Teachers of Contemporary, West African, Cuban, or Classical Ballet styles:

Here is a rare opportunity to learn from Darwin Matute Lopez: an international performer based in Santiago de Cuba, trained at the Escuela Nacional del Arte from which all great Cuban dancers are spawned. Temporarily based in NYC, Matute is able to make a critical stop in Philly before returning to his homeland, in order to introduce himself, his unique style of Contemporary Afrocuban dance, and the Cuban method of training to our dance community.

If you're curious and want to know more about this little-known Cuban (which is to say Afrocuban) modern methodology; looking for fresh professional development opportunities; or craving a solid, effective technique class infused with incredible energy to complement your main style of movement, please come and experience this most singular opportunity. As a written preview:

The style of Contemporary Afrocuban is a long-wrought synergy of classical balletic and modern form with the beautiful undulations and insane energy of African dance, a style that could only ever have been created, evolved and its technique refined on the island of Cuba; a product of decades of her history and specific political conditions.

This Sunday December 11 from 7:30p-9:30p at the CEC (Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave). $18, wear comfortable clothes, no shoes or partner necessary (but bring your friends!).

Any questions, call 253.226.8332 or email

Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

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