Sunday, March 10, 2013

HavanaDance! Ballet Even If You Are Not Thin!
Danza Voluminosa!

A short video (with English subtitles) about Cuba’s plus size ballet group “Danza Voluminosa”.

Danza Voluminosa is a professional dance troupe founded by choreographer and dancer Juan Miguel Mas in 1996. The company is composed of dancers who gained weight or retired dancers.  Mailín Daza, the company’s prima ballerina, weighs in at 130 kilos.

Today Danza Voluminosa consists of seven dancers (six women and one man) and director Juan Miguel Mas. The troupe has produced three full-length choreographies, 30 shorter works and has been the subject of a Canadian documentary (“Defying Gravity,” 2004).

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