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.