Published by: Circulo Rojo

Date: 2017


This book was edited thanks to friends who contributed to the Campaign Crowdfunding Platform Verkami.

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Duo Technique goes through the teaching of the dance of couples into Classical Dance, with an innovative Methodology, interviews and a detailed technical explanation, defining the rules for the preparation and development of the class.


It begins with one of the last documents of Professor Fernando Alonso, Founder of the National Ballet of Cuba, a Prologue where he explores through this so important segment of Dance. In addition to one of the exclusive interviews, unpublished until now.


The book comprises an innovative Methodology, Technical Guidance and advices for teachers, pupils and professionals, as well as a definitive nomenclature of positions, steps and combinations that will help the compression and dynamics in the teaching process. The book also includes concepts that renew the structure of the class, the technical principles, etc.


In addition, significant collaborators have also participated with great and important documents, such as: PhD. Miguel Cabrera, historian of the National Ballet of Cuba and Dr. Felix Quintero Espinosa, first-degree Specialist in Sports Medicine. The book is completed with several interviews of historical professors of Pas de deux.


Duo Technique, with the renewal of concepts, has as objective to search for the necessary unification and consolidation of technical, artistic and methodological criteria, applicable to any School or methodology, which favor the solid training of specialized professors for this subject of study and as a result, the formation of contemporary dancers in agreement to these times.


Finally, the book is supported by a pleasing and beautiful selection of photos for the examples of steps and positions, as well as other ones taken on the set, that are part of the Series Duos and Similarities, which will accompany each launching or event related with the book.

It was the first book of a trilogy on the life and despair of its inhabitants, in an island wandering aimlessly through repeated seas.    


Hatana of the Remedies is the first story book of the recent writer René de Cárdenas; a compilation of suggestive stories that are recreated in the revealing and symbolic town of Hatana of the Remedies, whose streets populated by manipulating artifacts of dreams, books that forebode destinies or diabolical boxes, make us live the human being's most intrinsic feelings, full of erotism and dreams of truth, where the narrator deepens without stopping at any frontier, when he journeys with the charm of his word through the magic of quotidian life.


Literature and Plastic Arts hold close in the pages of this book, whose stories have been illustrated by several of the most prominent artists of Cuban present time, such as: Choco, Fabelo, Diago, Rubén Rodríguez, Peter Pablo Oliva, Nelson Domínguez, García Peña, Zaida del Río, Paneca, Bejarano, Alicia Leal, Moreira, Raymundo Orozco and Carlos del Toro; in addition to the special collaboration of a friend and multifaceted artist, Julio Arozarena.    

Published by: Extramuros

Date: 2009

Releases: International Book Fair.

Havana, Cuba.

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In the coldness of the shadow

Stories, where tales get lost in a journey through the most unusual attitudes, status and decisions of the human being; extreme feelings, mirrors that freeze stories, forebodings of lives that never existed, sounds of steps that do not lead to bodies, up to the inability of resisting thirst or hunger.    

Hatana's Stories

It is the second book of a trilogy on the life and despairs of its inhabitants, in an island that wanders about aimlessly through repeated seas. It is a compilation of Stories, of events that daily occur in an Island, the so-called Hatana of the Remedies, but those episodes seem to be taken out of the imagination of grandparents. Sea, dreams, longings, lonelinesses …


It has illustrations of renowned artists of the plastic arts in Cuba, such as: Ángel Ramírez, Julio Peña, Diago, Choco, Bejarano, Rubén Rodríguez, Carlos del Toro; among others.