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Cuban Carousel


Sun 3 May 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Mayfair Theatre , 100 King Edward St, Kensington, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $55.00
  • Retired: $45.00
  • Child: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Heidi Hughes

Exotic dance show a journey through Cuban history

Take a dash of Latin rhythms, mix with a passionate splash of Cuban history and ignite with some of the hottest dancers this side of Havana and you have a new show that’s sure to be a tempting cocktail of all things Cuban.

Cuban Carousel recounts the historical journey of Cuba. Conveyed through music and dance it incorporates a blend of contemporary dance and Afro Latin. Featuring six world-class Cuban dancers and a New Zealand chorus of hand-picked contemporary dancers, the show - created in New Zealand, is an exhilarating ride through the dance forms that personify Cuba. From the first inhabitants of Cuba through to modern day, the show is described as a magical carousel of fantasy and Cuban rhythms.

Choreographers and principal dancers, Isbert Ramos (Vivio) and Greydis Montero are Cuban nationals who rose to the top of their careers in Cuba before touring internationally and eventually settling in New Zealand seven years ago. Highly respected amongst their peers around the globe, their talent has been acknowledged time and again with both dancers winning 1st prizes in modern and contemporary dance. They have invited another four eminent Cuban dancers who fly in from all corners of the globe in early April to begin full time rehearsals for Cuban Carousel.

“This show is definitely the pinnacle of our career” says Greydis. While they have choreographed successful international shows before such as Lady Salsa, this show she says “is a tribute to all our teachers and mentors in Cuba but also to New Zealanders for the opportunities we have had since living here – it’s our way of saying thanks.” The show promises to be an elaborate theatre show with twelve costume changes depicting the first inhabitants of Cuba through to modern day.

After touring New Zealand, the couple plan to tour the show internationally. Further show details and dancers bios are available at

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