Reviews for Havana Rakatan

  1. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 30 May 2007 — Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    25 May I’ve never witnessed a performance where members of the audience have had such scant regard for normal theatrical conventions. It was as if we were seated in a bar in downtown Old Havana rather than… Continue Reading

  2. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Nasser Abbou, Tuesday 29 May 2007 — Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    What a feast of rhythm, color , dance and live music. From start to finish the energy of the show is amazing. The first part took us in a journey through Cuba’s cultural influences (flamenco, dances and so… Continue Reading

  3. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Isabel Barbosa, Tuesday 29 May 2007 — Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    If you wish a great night out with great music, colour and wonderful dance you MUST go and see Havana Rakatan.The show is very entretaining from the beginning. At the end you have the feeling of: “I want s… Continue Reading

  4. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Graziela Baia, Tuesday 29 May 2007 — Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    Starting with African rhythms and then going through all sorts of latin ballroom: mambo, cha cha cha, guajiro, rumba, etc and ending with a mind blowing salsa!! ! Really beautiful story-line and movements. Also,… Continue Reading

  5. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘it is hugely, unremittingly energetic and relentlessly loud.’ 

  6. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘Galvanised by the live music of the son band Turquino, the 14 members of Guerra’s Ballet Rakatan dance like luscious demons. You expect nothing less from an entertainment originating in Cuba, but it does mean that there are few, if any, surprises. ‘  

  7. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘ Things go from hot to hotter in the second half, thanks partly to the dazzling trumpet playing of the aptly named Luis Danger, and the singing of Geydi Chapman, whose figure vies for magnificence with her voice. “Guantanamera” gets a spot to itself, n… 

  8. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 30 May 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘Nilda Guerra’s upbeat Havana Rakatan … works hard to earn its audience, with an abundance of captivating costumes, a brilliant band, a versatile troupe of dancers and plenty of shameless playing to the gallery.’  

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