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ARTES DE CUBA Due to safety and security considerations, please refrain from standing in the
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Tonight at the Kennedy Center

7:00 PM Shear Madness Theater Lab

7:30 PM Aymée Nuviola with Dr. Ed Terrace

Calle (part of Artes de Cuba) Theater

Cuban Popular Dances 7:30 PM Film Screening: Conducta

(part of the Havana Film
Festival 40-Year Retrospective

by D.C. Casineros during Artes de Cuba)

Please visit the Box Office for information on ticket availability.

Program (subject to change)

Please be advised: Bailando en los ‘50s
Music by Orquesta Aragón, Mi Son Es Un Vacilon Music by Maykel Blanco
Featuring DC Casineros dancers and guest artists Nina Grillo- Featuring Rita Griffin, Namajala Roque-Washington, Diana Ortiz,
Balthrop, Janelle Anderson, Ernesto Cabo, Arialmis Myers, David Amanda Gill, Paul Cassens, William Sanchez, Adrian Valdivia, and
Gabel, Andres Ocando, Yuri Sanchez, David Hernandez, Ethan Alex Ritter
Wagner, Karla Louis, Jessica Varona, James Robertson, Richard
Farina, and Alberto Limonta Sentimiento Urbano!
Music by Los 4, Mi Vecina
Son Urbano Featuring Laura Dalemarre, Kelsey Schaefer, Rita Griffin, Patricia
Music by Septeto Santiaguero, Con la Espuela Rivera, Paul Cassens, William Sanchez, Adrian Valdivia, and Alex
Featuring Amanda Gill and Adrian Valdivia Ritter

Son Tradicional Arrollando con la Conga

Music by Septeto Santiaguero, No He Visto a Caridad Featuring the whole cast
Featuring William Sanchez, Alex Ritter, Paul Cassens, Diana Ortiz,
Rita Griffin, and Kelsey Schaefer

A Bailar Mambo (Interactive Activity)

About DC Casineros
Rueda de Casino Tribute to Juan Formell and Los Van Van
DC Casineros is a D.C.-based non-profit organization whose mission
Music by Los Van Van, Al Paso
is to build communities through the art and culture of Cuban dance.
Featuring Rita Griffin, Patricia Rivera, Laura Dalemarre, Namajala
DC Casineros specializes in performing complex, flavorful, and
Roque-Washington, William Sanchez, Alex Ritter, Adrian Valdivia,
energetic choreographies based on Cuban popular and social dances
and Paul Cassens
such as Casino, Son, Danzón, Rumba, Comparsa, and at times Afro-
Cuban popular and folkloric traditions, while using and promoting the
Music by Los Van Van, Si a Una Mamita
most current urban musical sounds from the Island. DC Casineros
Featuring Kelsey Schaefer, Laura Dalemarre, Diana Ortiz, Amanda
also teaches Casino and Rueda de Casino classes based on the most
Gill, William Sanchez, Alex Ritter, Adrian Valdivia, and Paul Cassens
current methodology of Cuban dance, which emphasizes technique,
elegance, musicality, and body isolations while using dynamic moves
Rumba Guaguanco/Columbia Ft. Orishabo Drummers
and interactive exercises.
Featuring Kati Hernandez of Los Angeles and Cuba; Jonathan Burke
of Boston, Massachusetts; Adrian Valdivia; William Sanchez; Alex
DC Casineros has performed and taught locally, nationally, and
Ritter; Paul Cassens; Patricia Rivera; Namajala Roque-Washington;
internationally, at prestigious and popular venues, conferences, and
Kelsey Schaefer; Amanda Gill; and drummers Randell Piragua,
congresses including the Kennedy Center; Smithsonian; Wolf Trap;
Alberto Limonta, and Orishabo
DC Salsa Congress; San Francisco, New York, Miami, and Atlanta
Rueda Congresses; Nicaragua Salsa Congress; Benin Salsa
Contemporary Cuban Mambo
Congress in West Africa; and the Stockholm Cuban Dance Festival in
Music by Oguerre
Sweden. The group also travels to Cuba once a year to train, perform,
Featuring Kelsey Schaefer, Laura Dalemarre, Patricia Rivera,
and collaborate with the prestigious Rueda All Stars in Santiago de
Amanda Gill, Diana Ortiz, William Sanchez, Paul Cassens, Alex
Cuba and Folklorico Cutumba.
Ritter, Adrian Valdivia, and James Robertson
DC Casineros Dance Company Dancers:
Afloja la Guayaba
Amanda Gill, Adrian Valdivia, Laura Dalemarre , Kelsey Upcoming Artes de Cuba Events
Schaefer, William Sanchez, Alex Ritter, Diana Ortiz, Rita Griffin,
Namajala Roque-Washington, Patricia Rivera, Paul Cassens, David
Hernandez, Karla Louis, Jessica Varona, Ethan Walters, and James Aymée Nuviola with Dr. Ed Calle
Robertson Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terrace Theater
Invited artists from the Cuban community in DC:
Nina Grillo-Balthrop, Janelle Anderson, Ernesto Cabo, Arialmis Myers,
Havana Film Festival Film Screening: Conducta
David Gabel, Andres Ocando, Yuri Sanchez, and Orishabo Afrocuban Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Family Theater
Drum Ensemble (directed by Randell Villalonga)
Arte Y Moda Fashion Show
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. on the Millennium Stage

About ARTES DE CUBA Visual Arts Documentary by Kavery Kaul: First Look
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Family Theater
Sound. Movement. Magic. Brilliance. Taste. Calor. Experience all the
exuberance of Cuban arts and culture on the stages of the Kennedy Manuel Mendive in performance with special guests
Center. This unprecedented gathering brings some of the world’s Yosvany Terry, Adonis Gonzalez, and Mauricio Herrera
greatest artists from the Island and the Diaspora for a two-week Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Theater
celebration featuring 400-plus artists in more than 50 events. Our
festival features music, dance, theater, film, fashion, design, and La Dame Blanche
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage
cuisine. From traditional to contemporary, Cuba is bound to dazzle
and delight with the vividness of its artists’ imaginations. Showcasing
Compañía Irene Rodríguez
many of Cuba’s finest artists and leading Cuban American
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terrace Theater
creators, Artes de Cuba encompasses the breadth and vibrancy of
one of the most dynamic cultures in the world. Indulge yourself in its
abundant pleasures—you will be inspired! KENNEDY-CENTER.ORG/CUBA

The Presenting Underwriter of Artes de Cuba is the HRH Foundation.

Major support is provided by David M. Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by
Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney and
The Irene Pollin Audience Development and Community Engagement Initiatives.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the
generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.