The intoxicating rhythms of Cuban dance and music burst from the stage in Havana Rakatan. From the sultry rumba to the slick footwork of the Cha-cha-cha, 14 dancers are accompanied by a stunning live band as they perform a captivating and colourful display of Cuba’s many vibrant dance forms.
Choreographer Nilda Guerra and her company present the passion and exuberance of a country famous for its rich music and dance heritage.
From the sexy, spontaneous rumba to the slick footwork of the Cha-cha-cha, Havana Rakatan is a show that's guaranteed to get heads nodding and feet tapping.
Set to live Cuban music courtesy of Cuba's well-known Son band Turquino, Havana Rakatan, consisting of a cast of 23 performers, is a captivating journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country. Jazz, Mambo, Bolero, Son, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba and Salsa all come alive in a dazzling dance display of Cuban passion.
Havana Rakatan tells the story of over 500 years of dancing in the Caribbean island renowned for its party spirit.
The impressive array of dance styles include ancient African rituals in which the dancers appear as African Gods and Goddesses, giving way to modern forms such as the Mambo that caused scandal in the 1940’s, and the Cha-cha-cha that defines the glamour and
elegance of the Cuban woman in the 1950’s. This all culminates in the salsa, which as we know is a spectacularly contagious mixture of all these forms. Havana Rakatan is a captivating journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country!
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