The daily dance



Bailarinas at Havana's Gran Teatro.

    HOW COULD flamenco, soulful and intimate, not find a home in the rhythmic celebration that is Cuba?
    The flamenco dancers, or bailarinas, who grace the lost Chevy commercial belong to a troupe that practises at the Gran Teatro de la Habana. In the still shot above, provided by Tony Robertson, the dancers are descending the theatre's magnificent staircase.
    Below, our bailarinas wait as a scene is set up with the 1957 Bel Air with which they co-star. Then they share a ride with a Habanero and his rooster, said to be a rare bird used – but not sacrificed! – in Santería rituals.
    Just another afternoon in Havana?








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