“CUBAAHORA: The Next Generation” is a multidisciplinary program celebrating the artistic scene in Cuba. Opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday with the art exhibition “(Art)xiomas,” the exploration of contemporary Cuban culture at Miami’s Centro Cultural Español (CCE) features visual arts, music, theater, dance, film and literary events that wind up Jan. 23. The program is presented in cooperation with the Spanish embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.
“(Art)xiomas,” curated by Gabriela Garcia Azcuy, features pieces by Adrián Fernández, Alex Miguel Dueñas, Gustavo del Valle, Lisandra Ramírez, Mabel Poblet and Osmeivy Ortega, among other young artists. All are graduates of the University of the Arts (ISA) in Cuba.
Cuban singer-blues composer Zule Guerra and pianist Alberto Lescay perform a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at CCE. Microtheater Miami is running a program of short plays under the banner title Rum & Coke in its shipping-container theater spaces in CCE’s courtyard through Dec. 6. The Cuban theater company El Ciervo Encantado will perform the play Triunfadela, featuring HOLA award winner Mariela Brito, at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. CCE is also partnering with FUNDarte, Teatro El Público and Miami-Dade County Auditorium to present Yellow Dream Road Nov. 22-29 and Antigonón, un continente épico Jan. 27-31 at the On.Stage Black Box, 2901 W. Flagler St.
Also part of “CUBAAHORA” are DanzAbierta’s presentation of the work of Cuba-based Spanish choreographer Susana Pous at 8 p.m. Jan. 21; a showing of the work of Cuban animator Ernesto Piña at 7 p.m. Nov. 24; a series highlighting the recent Cuban films Venecia, La partida, Juan de los muertos, Vestido de novia, La pared de las palabras and Esther, which will be shown at 7 p.m. from Jan. 5-26.; a conference featuring art critic Rafael Acosta at 7 p.m. Dec. 4; and a conversation between actor Jorge Perugorria and novelist-journalist Leonardo Padura at 7 p.m. Jan. 23.
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“CUBAAHORA” runs through January. Except for the plays at On.Stage Black Box, all events are at CCEMiami, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, and admission to everything except those plays and Microtheater is free. To view a complete schedule of events, visit www.ccemiami.org or call 305-448-9677.
Galena Mosovich contributed to this report.