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Building Your Dancer Body with Cuban Modern Technique

Cuban Modern Technique is a series of dance exercises and combinations, created in the 1960s in Havana, Cuba that is a fusion of European ballet, and traditional Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms that help beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers improve quickly.

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Building Your Dancer Body with Cuban Modern Technique
Building Your Dancer Body with Cuban Modern Technique

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cambridge, 668 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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About the event

September 11, 18, & 25:

6:30pm: Cuban Modern Foundations

7:30pm: Cuban Modern Choreography

What Is Cuban Modern Technique?

Cuban Modern Technique is a series of dance exercises and combinations created in the 1960s in Havana, Cuba. It has a Modern Dance structure, while the music and movements reflect Cuba's cultural traditions, including Orishas, Rumba, Flamenco, and more. This technique offers comprehensive training to improve posture and presentation, enhance fluid and organic movement, and build dynamic strength and flexibility. In Cuba today it is considered essential for dancers of all styles and levels, and serves as the base of training for their dance companies and schools. In fact, it's so widely used that it is simply referred to as 'Clase Tecnica' or 'Technique Class.'  

Anara Frank of MetaMovements is excited to share elements of this unique technique with dance-lovers in the Boston area over the next two weeks!

In the first hour we'll focus on a few important building blocks from the technique in-depth, helping each student develop natural flowing movement, and improve posture, extension and lines. It will feature the undulations of the torso, the fluidity of the arms, and the strength of the core that are some of the most noted elements of the style.

The second hour will be choreography-based where we will apply foundational skills to a series of "flows" set to Cuban rhythms, as well as traveling dance sequences that take your dancing to new heights!

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