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 Post subject: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (flamenco, Spanish classical and
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2001 10:52 am 
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Amazing:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Cuban Dance Troupe Dazzles at Festival of Arts <BR>Fusion of Cultures, Styles a Showstopper</B><P>Molly Ball, Washington Post<P>...<P>The company's founder, Lizt Alfonso, hopes the trip to the United States will be the start of something big.<P>The troupe mixes flamenco, Spanish classical and Afro-Cuban dance, incorporating elements of ballet and modern dance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23663-2001Jun20.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:58 am 
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Troupe mixes varied styles with Rockettes-like precision

Wilma Salisbury
Cleveland Plain Dealer Dance Critic

Lizt Alfonso's Dance Cuba made a fiery entrance Sunday night at the Cleveland Museum of Art. <a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1045045981177190.xml target=_blank>more</a>


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Cuban ensemble a sensual mix of fire and spice

BY HEDY WEISS, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES DANCE CRITIC

Fans of "The Buena Vista Social Club," the exhilarating Wim Wenders film that triggered such a renaissance for traditional Cuban music, may recall the charming scene in which tiny dancers stood around a piano and swayed sensually to an irresistible beat. <a href=http://www.suntimes.com/output/weiss/cst-ftr-cuba10.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (flamenco, Spanish classical and
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:11 am 
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A preview of the company's performances scheduled February 27 - March 1, 2003 at Meany Hall in Seattle by Brangien Davis in the Seattle Times:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=lizt21&date=20030221


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 Post subject: Re: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (flamenco, Spanish classical and
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A pair of contrasting reviews from the February 27 - March 1, 2003 performances at Seattle's Meany Hall.

Philippa Kiraly (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) did *not* have an enjoyable time:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/theater/110562_cuba01q.shtml

while Brangien Davis (Seattle Times) seems to have been enthralled:

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=lizt01&date=20030301


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 Post subject: Re: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (flamenco, Spanish classical and
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 7:28 pm 
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A tempered premiere for the women of Dance Cuba
Troupe showed moments of grace with its blend of Spanish, ballet, Cuban and Afro-Cuban steps
By Sondra Lomax

SPECIAL TO THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Thursday, February 20, 2003

DANCE REVIEW

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One expects Cuban dance to sizzle, but Lizt Alfonso's Dance Cuba merely simmered during its Austin premiere Tuesday night at Bass Concert Hall. Eighteen gorgeous young women graced the stage in a series of ensemble dances, mostly flamenco-based and softened by an infusion of ballet and Afro-Cuban moves.

In the opening "Malagueña," with castanets clattering and feet stamping, the rapid-fire machine-gun staccato of flamenco was replaced by more delicate heelwork, the emphasis placed instead on curving torsos and sinuous arms.
<a href="http://www.austin360.com/aas/xlent/reviews/0203/0221cuba.html">click here for more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (flamenco, Spanish classical and
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:20 am 
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Music and Dance in Review: Dance Cuba at New Victory Theater

By JACK ANDERSON
The New York Times

Dance Cuba, a company of women, does more than blend the Cuban dance traditions. It turns aspects of folk dance, flamenco, ballet and Afro-Cuban dance into a theatrical kaleidoscope.

Lizt Alfonso, the troupe's director, has developed a style that emphasizes constantly shifting geometrical formations. As a performance on Sunday afternoon at the New Victory Theater revealed, her marvelously drilled dancers move with split-second precision and unflagging energy.
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 Post subject: Re: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (flamenco, Spanish classical and
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:24 am 
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You Go, Girls!

By DEBORAH JOWITT
The Village Voice

I've heard people mention Riverdance when speaking of Dance Cuba. That's misleading.

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Andalucia Suite offers dances in the neoclassic mode—with scattered semi-balletic elements like chaîné turns, balancés, and attitudes; castanet work; and music by Ernesto Lecuona—as well as Gitanería, a gypsy duet for Yamilé Barrero and Maysabel Pintado that leads to a flamenco suite.
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