Vida y Danza

Bravo! premieres Veronica Tennant’s newest dance documentary Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance,

Sunday, October 26

– Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance profiles acclaimed Cuban choreographer Lizt Alfonso as she brings Vida! to a Canadian stage –

Veronica Tennant’s latest dance documentary, Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance, traces the remarkable artistic journey of Cuban choreographer Lizt Alfonso, premiering October 26 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!. Alfonso is a household name in Cuba and her all-female company Danza Cuba plays to standing ovations in sold-out houses. Narrated by Colm Feore, Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance tracks Alfonso and her 25 dancers as they create Vida!, a fusion of flamenco, contemporary ballet, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Shot in Havana and Toronto, the documentary culminates with Danza Cuba’s performance during Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity.

n Vida y Danza, Cuba ~ Life & Dance, sensual, high-energy dance scenes are punctuated by interviews with the passionate Danza Cuba performers and their charismatic leader. Produced in association with Bravo!, the 60-minute performance documentary is an inspirational story about people who live for art and how hard they work to share their craft with the world.

Former ballet dancer-turned-filmmaker, Tennant’s projects have won accolades. In 2006, she wrote and directed Celia Franca: Tour de Force, about the founder of the National Ballet of Canada, which aired on Bravo!. It was selected as Best Dance Film of 2006 by the Toronto Star.

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  • Larry

    Hey, When can I see this excellent documentary? I caught hte last 30 minutes, and want to see the whole thing.


    Just got back from Cuba. Was in Havana and was very impressed by the country. American propoganda would like us to believe the worst about Cuba, but don’t believe it. This is a nation that has dignity and soul. Viva Fidel and Viva Cuba.