Children and youth in focus on Tránsitos Habana 2019
Participants in this years festival are Claire Parsons Co. (SE) with the performance Marmelade, Aaben Dans (DK) with the performance Arms & Legs, Ingrid Fransson from Bibu – Performing arts biennial for children and youth, Alexandra Hill from Malmö Stadsteater and Bengt Andersson from Riksteatern together with the cuban groups La Proa, La Colmenita, El Arca, Cuerpo Fusion, Gretzy and Las Estaciones. Memory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos will be presenting the collabaration and the performance Shapes, that will have premiere in Sweden September 2019.
Memory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos invites choreographer Claire Parsons to work in residency. This is a pilot and the first swedish dance residency supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee´s International Dance Program to be arranged in Cuba. During the residency choreographer Claire Parsons will together with her scenographer Anna Nyberg and the dancers of Danza Teatro Retazos explore ways of working with involving the audience.
Transitos Habana – Scandinavian Cultural Days in Havana, Cuba
Transitos Habana – Scandinavian Cultural Days takes place in Havana, Cuba. It is an annual event where artists from Scandinavia present their work through performances, workshops, showcase, exhibitions and lectures. The goal is to focus and develop continuous cultural exchanges between Cuban and Scandinavian artists in the area of visual arts, film, performing arts and music. The festival reaches an wide audience, both children and adults, with its performances and different activities. Transitos Habana is organized in collaboration between Memory Wax and the dance company Danza Teatro Retazos. Transitos Habana is one of the various activities included in our EU project Retazos Evoluciona-Reach Out OverSeas.
Transitos Habana was presented at the stage of Danza Teatro Retazos; Las Carolinas, Fabrica de Arte Cubano and on rooftops, streets and squares in old Havana.