Products of the joint effort include an art show at Little Havana's lab6. Commencing this Friday, the display, curated by conceptual artist Vivian Marthell, will feature masks, puppets, photographs, and poetry created by the kids over the past few weeks.
In an artsy outdoor finale this Saturday at José Martí Park, two of the project's dance instructors and their troupes will present some of their latest works. Carlos "Ribinha" Martins of Brazil will demonstrate capoeira, the dynamic athletic discipline that mixes martial arts and dance. Live music and singing will accompany the movement, a legacy of Northern Brazil's onetime slave populations. Dances inspired by the creations of Africans sent to slavery in Cuba will flow from Iroko Afro-Cuban Dance Theater, which will show off an excerpt of a recent collaboration. Now in its tenth year, the company, founded by Cuban dancer/choreographer Elena Garcia, is renowned for its distinctive meshing of Afro-Cuban folklore and modern dance.