Brazilian Choreographer Extols Cuban Culture

Havana, Oct 4. -Brazilian choreographer Carlinho de Jesús described as a significant cultural event the premier of Italian playwright Tancredi Dollfus'' Cuban musical show "Que bolá?", scheduled for April next year in Rio de Janeiro.In remarks to journalists recently, the Brazilian dancer said to be happy to be involved in this event, that will be the start of an exchange with the art of "a country we love, know and respect so much."

He thanked Tancredi for the possibility to take part in this project, which has allowed him to know first hand the reality, history and culture of Cuba, in what he called a very emotional, encouraging embrace of his creativity because "I can feel over my skin the energy of the Cuban people."

This show will review Cuba's main musical genres, of which he confessed to be a fan for over 50 years, as he used to listen to Caribbean rhythms when he was barely four years old with his mother, who taught him how to dance salsa.

"There in Brazil everybody is dying for the project and for this first International Company of Musical Theater grouping Cuban and Brazilian artists, as it will allow to show the culture of this Island, with which we share some roots," he said.

"Que bola?" constitutes a tribute to musical theater in the Island and its main figures. It is the story of a Cuban boy who emigrates to the United States along with his mother, and for personal reasons returns as a young man to the Island, where he first falls in love in a cigar factory and reunites with his roots.

Born in Mariscal Hermes neighbourhood, in Rio de Janeiro, Carlinho is one of the most internationally known figures of Brazilian culture, mainly in the world of dance, where the quality of his choreographic works in the world famous Rio Carnival. (Prensa Latina)