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 Danza Corpus works are based on the intimate investigation of human emotions, African Roots and Cuban Cultural Tradition and Heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring creations of Artistic Director, José Angel  Carret and other talented choreographers.

 

 

 

 

 

Danza Corpus’ mandate  is to educate and share with international audiences  its’ unique theatrical voice and dance style .    

 

 

 

 

As part of Danza Corpus'  cultural exchange:

Cuba-Canada, artistic director Jose A . Carret  has been teaching dance workshops in Toronto since 2009, with the  mission to teach and promote Cuban contemporary dance style. 

 

 

 

In 2013 DANZA CORPUS CANADA a collective diverse multicultural dance group  was created to offer Cuban Contemporary and Multicultural works to  the  Canadian audiences.

 

 

 

Danza Corpus  also hosts an annual international summer event  called :TEADE( OPEN SPACE TEMPORADA)that takes place in the city of Matanzas  Cuba  in the month of July.

 

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Danza Corpus Canada is very pleased to announce that  was awarded  the Aboriginal and Cultural Diverse Training Grant by  the Ontario Art Council  last December 2015. 

 

 

 

We are very grateful to the ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL  for giving us  for the second time ,the chance to train talented young dancers in our community!

 

  

 

 

 

          

   

 

 

 

 

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TRANLATION OF LIVE INTERVIEW WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF DANZA CORPUS

 

My name is Jose Angel Carret I was born in Sagua La Grande , Province of Villa Clara , Cuba . Later on moved to the city of Matanzas where I trained at the School for Instructors of Arts , I am very grateful of the training I received from the teachers of the school such as Servia , Nora Hernandez . From 1991 I worked as a principal dancer for the professional company Danza Espiral from Matanzas, and worked with many important choreographers such as : Narciso Medina , Ramiro Guerra and teachers as Rosario Cardenas who contributed to my career as a principal dancer and choreographer . Was in this company where I began my career as a choreographer and I really grateful for that , I have the chance to present my works in several festivals and competitions , and I received national awards for my work as a dancer and choreographer which had enriched my career such as The Grand Prix at the Diana Alfonso Festival , and First Best male interpretation , and Best Interpretation at Solamente Solo’s Competition with one of my works performed by one of my female dancers . I performed Narciso Medina ‘s piece: “Metamorfosis” which is a well-known   classical piece in the Cuban Contemporary Repertoire . In 2001 I founded Danza Corpus , with dancers from different schools , now with 10 years of existence , have given me the chance to continue my development as a choreographer and as a mentor of Modern/Contemporary and Afro –Cuban Dance . I could say that Danza Corpus is one of the dance groups in Cuba , that mixed the traditional Afro-Cuban dance with Contemporary , Modern and popular Cuban dance to represent and reflect the life of the Cuban people and its history and reach all audiences in each work , as well as incorporating the global contemporary dance tendencies .