Press Release

 

 

CUBAN DANCE WEEK FEATURING DC CASINEROS AND CUBAN DANCE
COMPANY ALL STARS TO KICK OFF IN WASHINGTON, DC
World-Renowned Santiago de Cuba dancers to perform in DC Casineros

production at Dance Place, offer classes

Washington, DC – September 17, 2017 – DC Casineros Dance Company and
Dance Place present Yuneidi Bejerano and Yurisnel Catellanos of the
internationally acclaimed Compañia All Stars the week of September 25-October
1 in venues across the DC Metropolitan area. This event marks the fourth US
tour by a National Cuban dance company specializing in Cuban popular dance.
The All Stars, under the direction of Jorge Luna Roque, will provide master
classes and performances alongside DC Casineros in different Cuban popular
dances, including Son, Rueda de Casino, Rumba, Danzon, Pilon, Cha Cha Cha,
Conga, Mambo, and Casino partner dancing.
The annual DC Casineros concert on September 29 will interweave stellar dance
performances with video art capturing professional artists’ perspectives on how
US-Cuba relations has impacted Cuban artists’ lives and their expression and
exchange of Cuban culture over the years.
Since 2004, the All Stars have influenced the culture of Santiago de Cuba,
preserving and innovating bailes de salon (Cuban popular
dances) through performances in regional festivals, universities, and on Cuban
national television programs. In 2013 they received the highest distinction of
“National Dance Company” awarded by the National Council of Casas de la
Cultura. The All Stars have revolutionized the genre of Casino dance, a dance
which evolved out of the traditional Cuban dance of Son, starting in the 1930s.
Over the week, the All Stars will be artists-in-residence at Dance Place
(www.danceplace.org) and they will be engaging in a professional collaboration
with the DC Casineros Dance Company (www.dccasineros.org).
“The All Stars have been key to the development of the DC Casineros, and our
mission of promoting healthy, diverse, and socially cohesive communities through
the promotion of Cuban dance and culture here in the United States,” said
Amanda Gill, Founding Director, DC Casineros Dance Company.

Here is a preview of the week:
Tuesday, September 26th
– 3pm Masterclass for dance majors at George Mason University Dance
Department, (GMU) 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA
– 6:30-9pm Master classes for the public in Cuban popular dance at Dance
Place, 3225 8th St NE
Buy tickets here: http://www.danceplace.org/classes/adult-classes/
Friday, September 29th
– 8pm Performance at Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE
Buy tickets here: http://www.danceplace.org/performances/dc-casineros/
– 9:30pm-1:00am, DC Casineros Cuban Dance Social at Dance Place, Featuring
the All Stars and Battle of the DJs Timba Titan and Darwin playing Son, Timba,
Salsa, and other Cuban popular music

Saturday, September 30th
– 2-5pm Master classes in Bailes Populares at Dance Loft on 14, 4618 14th St
NW

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cuban-dance-master-classes-
with-all-stars-members-yuneidi-bejerano-and-yurisnel-castellanos-
tickets-37952531042?aff=es2

Sunday, October 1st
– 6pm Professional Development with DC Casineros
– 9pm Class and Performance at Lucky Strikes in Chinatown
Media contact: Amanda Gill 571-224-8572, Laura Dalemarre 954-612-4584
” ” dccasineros@gmail.com
Twitter: #ruedaallstars
More info at www.dccasineros.org