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Consulado and Virtudes, Habana Vieja
James Brown (London-Editor)
Javier Mariscal (Spain-Artist)
Rosario Cárdenas (
 
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Rosario Cárdenas (Cuba - Ballerina and choreographer)
Corner: Consulado y Virtudes, Habana Vieja
photo: RÓmulo sans, rolando puyol

In my life as an artist, Consulado and Virtudes was very important for many years. In 1990, my company was rehearsing in La Madriguera, sharing the space with other groups and activities. A few days before a debut, frazzled, I ran into Héctor Quintero, at that time Director of Dance and Theater, and he told me: The Alhambra Salon is empty. Nobody wants it because it’ s too hot... and in that locale, at the old Havana Music Theater, we rehearsed until August 2007, sometimes with temperatures of up to 40º.

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