April 7-9: CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music
17th Annual CubaCaribe Festival Festival of Dance & Music: Reunión/Gathering
April 7-9: Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm at Dance Mission Theater
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A mixed program with performances by: Alafia Dance Ensemble, Los Lupeños de San José, Agua Doce Dance, Cuicacalli, Embodiment Project, La Unión Matancera, Batey Tambó
Seven local and visiting dance companies will create original choreography rooted in the Caribbean and its Diaspora based on the curatorial vision. Gathering is either a noun or a verb, something we do or is done. After the last few years in a global pandemic, we recognize the importance of physically coming together. The isolation and reuniting after has taken many forms. We will reflect on our individual and shared experiences and resilience. Dance, music and art proved more important than ever; they enabled a way to communally gather, to be a part of something larger than ourselves and to share, a way to express emotional struggles and joys and serves as freedom for individuals, cultures and communities. This is true now and has been true throughout history.