Vamos Cuba!, the sizzling spectacular from celebrated Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra, returns to London for a run at Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue The Peacock, from 24 October – 11 November. The show received its World Premiere at Sadler’s Wells last summer, and returns to the West End to bring some Cuban sunshine to Autumn.
Set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, the Sadler’s Wells production is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles, including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton, with a live band led by drummer Rodney Barreto and a cast of Cuban dancers. The high-energy production embodies the joyous spirit of Havana and reveals contemporary Cuban culture through a mix of music, dance, and the stories of the characters waiting in Havana airport.
Internationally established choreographer and director Nilda Guerra is the creator, as well as of the smash-hit Havana Rakatan. She began her professional career in 1993 as a dancer at Havana’s Teatro Lírico. In 2001 she founded Ballet Rakatan, one of Cuba’s most prestigious dance companies, performing on world renowned stages including Sydney Opera House, New York City Center, Le Carre Theatre, Tokyo City Hall and Oslo Opera House, among others. Havan Rakatan has been seen by more than 200,000 people worldwide, including six West End seasons at The Peacock.
Ahead of Vamos Cuba!’s return to London, Nilda Guerra collaborated with Cal McCrystal (best known for his physical comedy work on shows including One Man Two Guvnors) during early development of the production. The show is set to delight audiences once again when it returns later this month, and see some new faces in the audience too.
There will be a post-show Cuban dance class on Tuesday 24, Tuesday 31 October, and Tuesday 7 November.