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Y O U  C U B A
2004 13'


S Y N O P S I S:

Gabriel García Márquez said Cuba is ‘The most dance oriented society on earth.' ‘YOU CUBA' was originally inspired by the film ‘I AM CUBA', directed by Mikhael Kalatazov.

The many different qualities of Cuba provided motivating starting points for the film YOU CUBA: the people and its many poetic metaphors, the culture; the politics, physical location and environment. The dance itself is abstract yet passionate and emotional. Shot on DVCam, it was filmed entirely on location in Havana and on Santa Maria beach.

Director Margaret Williams and choreographer Cathy Marston were commissioned by Channel 4 to make 4 x 3 minute dance films. They worked with Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and 5 dancers. After transmission the film was edited together to make a 13 minute version.


C R E D I T S :

D I R E C T O R
Margaret Williams

C H O R E O G R A P H E R
Cathy Marston

D A N C E R S
Michel Avalos Artigas
Tania Suarez Lopez
Yosmel Calderon Mejias
Jessie Gutierrez Ramis
Miguel Altunaga Verdecia

C A M E R A
Michel Baudour
Margaret Williams

M U S I C
Dave Maric

E D I T O R
Al Fleming

P R O D U C E R S
Anne Beresford & Nuria Font
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