Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC) is making its mark on the world: It was the first Cuban dance company to perform in the Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony (MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, 2015). Together with Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno y Gente de Zona, they also perform in the videoclip Bailando (choreography by Lizt Alfonso and Roclan González). Until 2015 this was the only video in the Spanish language and the seventh most visited in the history of Youtube. In 2016, at the request of the US Presidential Committee for the Arts and Humanities, First Lady Michelle Obama personally presented Lizt Alfonso with the International Spotlight Award for her remarkable educational and social work benefiting thousands of children and adolescents. Her company has performed hundreds of international performances in more than 200 cities on five continents. All this, and more, define Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (LADC), a company that for more than 25 years has defended “Fusion” as the style that distinguishes it internationally.
Thanks to the backing of artistic colleagues around the world LADC has performed at City Center (New York), the New Victory Theater (New York), the Shanghai Oriental Art Center (China); the Oude Luxor Theater in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Thalia in Hamburg (Germany), the Opera House in Cairo (Egypt); Place des Artes Montreal (Canada), the Royal Alexandra Theater (Canada), as well as the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso- its home base for Cuban performances.
Over the years, famous artists, leaders, prime ministers, members of the nobility, foundation presidents and businessmen have admired the power, virtuosity and strong personality of LADC, among them: Alicia Keys, Danny Glover, Misty Copeland, Donald Sutherland, Alfred Woodard, Kalpen Suresh Modi, Franco Nero, Dave Matthews, Xiomara Reyes, and Lourdes López.
Company performances of Fuerza y Compás, Elementos, Alas, Vida, Amigas, ¡Cuba Vibra! y Latido -always interpreted with live music – constitute authentic expressions of Cuban culture; a culture that uniquely fuses a range of dance forms including ballet, contemporary, flamenco, popular Cuban dance forms as well as Afro-Cuban movement and rhythm.
LADC’s unique amalgam of these styles , its “Fusion”, has led to invitations for LADC to participate in important international festivals and events such as the Central Park Summerstage Festival in New York; the Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity; the New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival; the Works & Process at The Guggenheim in New York; the China-Latin America and Caribbean 2016 Year of Culture Exchange, Beijing, China; and Bahrain’s Spring of Culture .
In addition, LADC has shared the stage with groups and personalities such as the National Ballet of Cuba, the Ballet of the Teatro allaScala in Milan, the National Ballet of China, the pianists Chucho Valdés and Lang Lang, the lead dancers Carlos Acosta and Julio Bocca of the Ballet Sodre, the Cuban National Folkloric Ensemble, the National Opera of Cuba, Buenavista Social Club, Omara Portuondo, Ara Malikian, Silvestre Dangond, Nicky Jam, ChocQuibTown , and the Spanish musical group Ojos de Brujo.