Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey
Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey was founded May 23, 2002
in the city of Camaguey, Cuba under the direction of the teacher
and choreographer Tania Vergara Perez. The company came to
be via an artistic project of the Association of the Brothers Saiz and
shortly after started to become a part of the dance institutions of
the National Guild of Theatrical Arts.
The technical base of the dancers training is classical and is
supplemented with modern dance training and experimental,
improvisation exercises. The company has grown through a number
of investigative episodes in search of how to best represent theatrical
Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey has had a very fruitful life
in the panorama that is dance at the national level, not only in
their recurring performances throughout the country, but also
at international competitions. The company’s aesthetic is always
molding in the necessary ways to transmit their visual message
via symbolism, a concept that transcends the physical and expresses
the spirituality that drives all humans to find themselves. The company
depends on sensations and gestures to relate to its audience, never
renouncing virtuosity or technique.
Throughout its growth, the company has invited a number of international choreographers that have greatly enriched the company’s repertory and their artistic and aesthetic molding. Pedro Ruiz has had the most fruitful collaboration with the company via The Windows Project and is choreographing important works present in the current repertory. As of a couple of years, the company has transitioned to a new director, Yaylin Ortiz Claveria, who throughout her work with the company has opened the dancers up to her own interpretation of this dance universe defined by her own diligent work in classical and contemporary dance.