DeNada to Perform at the Dominican Republic's International Dance Festival

DeNada Dance Theatre has been invited to perform at the Dominican Republic’s International Dance Festival, which will take place in Santo Domingo from 27 September- 9 October 2016.

The company will perform Carlos Pons Guerra’s Passionaria: A Fantasia of Ham and Sequins (part of the Ham and Passion triple bill) at the closing of the festival, which will happen in the Dominican capital’s Palacio de Bellas Artes on October 9th. It will share a triple bill with Puerto Rican company Coda21 and Colombian Malas Compañías.

EDANCO, the International Dance Festival of the Dominican Republic, is a key event in the Caribbean and Central/South American dance scene. For its 2016 edition, it has designed a diverse programmed formed by companies from Caribbean/Latin countries such as the Dominican Republic (National Dominican Ballet, the National Contemporary Dance Company), Puerto Rico (Ballet of the National Theatre, Coda21), Haiti (Raphaelle Bertoni), and Costa Rica (Espara Colectivo), amongst others; as well as companies from Canada (Andrea Peña), Spain (Carmen Werner and Fermando Hurtado), and Finland (William Dance Company). DeNada will be the only company representing the UK.

As well as performing, DeNada will lead a series of masterclasses and workshops at the National Dance School of the Dominican Republic, as well as for its graduate company, ENDanza Juvenil. This will be Carlos Pons Guerra’s second visit to Santo Domngo, following the creation of his work for ENDanza and his research period in January 2016, funded by the British Council and Arts Council England.

Pons Guerra said:


“We are very excited to perform at EDANCO and share the stage with such a varied group of companies. DeNada’s work in the UK is very concerned with exploring Hispanic/Latin culture through contemporary dance and ballet, so it will be a very enriching experience to share our work with other Latin companies, and particularly to be exposed to what choreographers and dancers are doing in the Caribbean and South America. I had a very inspiring time in the Dominican Republic, and am very much looking forward to strengthening the company’s relationship with a country that is so creative and that has dance at its core.


We would like to thank the British Council, Arts Council England and EDANCO for supporting us and making the trip possible.”

DeNada Dance Theatre will perform Carlos Pons Guerra’s Passionaria at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, on October 9th at 18.30 and 20.30.

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