A decade of dance and evolution from Puerto Rico. This is how the Puerto Rican dance company Coda 21 will commemorate its ten years of growth through a great show in the Rene Marqués Hall of the Santurce Fine Arts Center.
The anniversary of Coda 21, entitled “Step by step, dream by dream” will be the days March 19 and 20.
“These ten years are the result of a combination of efforts. Ten years of work, trust and individuals who have dreamed together with Coda 21. The company was born from some Puerto Rican dancers who already had certain experiences in different companies and who also wanted to have their own project”, explained Denisse Eliza, creator, director, choreographer and dancer of the company.
As is customary for Coda 21, the company will celebrate in a big way by staging a first-class show that will feature a repertoire that will include pieces commissioned specifically for the anniversary, as well as works by international choreographers that will be premiered on the Island.
Puerto Rican dancers who currently stand out in European companies will participate in this event. This celebration will feature the presentation, for the first time in Puerto Rico, and from stages in New York, Paris and Madrid, among others, of the piece In Memoriam of the renowned choreographer, internationally acclaimed Sidi Larbiwhose staging will be carried out by Puerto Rican Oscar Ramos, who currently holds the position of assistant choreographer for Larbi himself.
In addition, they will be released two choreographic works, one of them Alma y Arrojo with music by Sylvia Rexach, joining the tribute for its centenary, under the musical direction of maestro Carlos (Tato) Santiago and performed by the great Zoraida Santiago and the piece Loucura, by the Portuguese choreographer and dancer, Telmo Moreira. Along with these creations, classical pieces will be presented, including Sir Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody Pas de Deux, whose assembly was performed by Laura Morera, principal dancer of the Royal Ballet.
During its past ten years, Coda 21 has presented pieces such as: “Romeo and Juliet”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Order of Things”, “Peter Pan”, “Niños Sol” and “8 x 8″ among others. as well as the community action program Coda en tu pueblo.
To celebrate the anniversary of Coda 21, the artist Adriana Silva will be developing a commemorative serigraph. The artist requires the interaction of people through the company’s social networks where they share what is her dream This information will be used as inspiration for the final art.
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