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Sadler's Wells & Congas Productions are proud to welcome back for the 3rd year......


One of Sadler's Wells' most successful productions, Havana Rakatan returns to the Peacock Theatre by enormous popular demand for a third year!

Mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, rumba and salsa all come alive in a dazzling dance display of Cuban passion that is guaranteed to get heads nodding and feet tapping. Set to live Cuban music courtesy of Cuba's well-known son band Turquino, Havana Rakatan is a captivating journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country.

Special 50% discount on the 2 top full price tickets for a limited time only !

www.sadlerswells.com/show/Havana-Rakatan-HalfPrice

This offer via the website when you enter the promo code 'pcdcuba' whn promted along with a quotable telephone offer is 'Cuba', and the offer is 50% off the top 2 ticket prices until 14 May, excluding Fri & Sat.

Dates:  5th - 23rd May 2009
Ticket office:     0844 412 4322                                                          
Tickets:     £15- £40

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2

Performance times                                              Tue - Sat at 7.30pm
                                                                                 Sat Mats at 2.30pm
                                                                                 Sun at 4pm


SADLER'S WELLS & CONGAS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

A dazzling dance spectacular Direct from Cuba, back again this Summer!

THE BREATHTAKING CUBAN DANCE SENSATION

Nilda Guerra's acclaimed Cuban company Ballet Rakatan brings a slice of Havana flavour back to London as high-octane Cuban dance combines with an awe-inspiring Cuban band in this spectacular new show direct from the world's most soulful city.

From the sexy, spontaneous rumba to the slick footwork of the cha-cha-cha, this is a show that's guaranteed to get heads nodding and feet tapping. Set to live Cuban music courtesy of Cuba's well-known son band Turquino. Havana Rakatan is a captivating journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country.

Beginning with the Cuban fusion of Spanish culture and African spiritual beliefs, choreographer Nilda Guerra takes us through a rich mix of flamenco, Yoruba and Afro-Haitian rhythms, before moving on to the modern forms of salsa that originated in the early twentieth century salon dances.

Jazz, mambo, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, rumba and salsa all come alive in a dazzling display of the unrivalled passion at the heart of Cuba.

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, London WC1
21st May – 21st June 2008

www.peacocktheatre.com/havana

FREE INTRODUCTORY SALSA CLASSES THREE TIMES A WEEK

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights after the show come down and get involved! Invite your non-dancing friends and family to participate in our FREE introductory salsa classes with leading Salsa teacher Amanda Maitland.

Sadler’s Wells presents
Dance Club
Salsa & Rueda Night
Friday 20 June 2008
Lilian Baylis Theatre, Rosebery Avenue,
London EC1

7:15 – 8pm Beginners salsa class & Improvers Rueda Class 8:15 – 9pm Improvers Rueda class & Intermediate Rueda Class 9pm - 12:00am Club

Tickets: £8 Ticket office: 0844 412 4300

For the sixth Dance Club night Sadler's Wells journeys to Cuba for a Salsa & Rueda Night. Participants can experience the passion and exuberance that this hugely popular Latin dance is famous for, while learning the intricacies of the Salsa Rueda style that developed in Havana in late 1950s and early 1960s.

Salsa refers to a fusion of informal dance styles having roots in the Caribbean and in Latin and North America. The dance originated through the mixture of Mambo, Danzon, Guaguanco,Cuban Son, and other typical Cuban dance forms.

Classes will be available from beginners to advanced levels before the club begins at 9pm. The classes will be taught by Amanda Maitland, a regular teacher at the Havana Rakatan post show workshops at Sadler's Wells' Peacock Theatre. Music will be provided by Richard Fallon of La Clave Cubana, who will guest DJ along side our resident Dance Club DJ, DJ Cliffy.

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