FUSION OF AFRO
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 third time ,the chance to train talented young dancers in our community!
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 .