Cuban Modern with Isvel Bello

Friday, January 8, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Isvel leads open virtual Boston Dance Theater Company Class. This class is inspired from Cuban modern dance technique, which is a mixture of American modern dance and Afro-Cuban dances. The distinct use of torsion, undulatory and contracted movements throughout head, arms, torso and pelvis is predominant. In this class we learn technical elements, but the paramount goal is to allow the body to go beyond those rules. We do this by exploring the capabilities of our bodies to readapt technical forms in their own way by opening the possibilities to new personal experiences and languages.

Register in advance:

Free admission. A suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated to support the teacher during the COVID-19 crisis.

Isvel Bello Rodríguez received his Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Dance from University of Arts (ISA) and is a graduate from The National School of Modern and Afro Cuban Folklore (ENA), both located in Havana, Cuba. Isvel was a former dancer at Compañía Danza Espiral and MalPaso Dance Company from Cuba among other independent and experimental projects. His solo performance “Tokonoma” has been awarded with the Critic’s Award in the National Competition of Solamente Solos and with the Ramiro Guerra Award, in Cuba. He has worked with choreographers such as Liliam Padrón, Osnel Delgado Relinde Moors, Trey McItyre, Ronal K. Brown, Rosi Herrera and has performed at several dance festivals in Netherlands, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Venezuela, Martinique, Canada, USA, as well as The Joyce Theater (NYC) and Ted Shawn Theater at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts).

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