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Brilliant, Daring Dancers

Dance: DanzAbierta at Jacob’s Pillow
DanzAbierto’s dancers performing much of the program before a projection of Havana streets. Photo by Carlos Furman

It seems churlish to criticise DanzAbierta from Cuba at all, a company that, due to political and bureaucratic hurdles, was terribly delayed and nearly did not make it here in time. But when they finally arrived, their energy and polish in “MalSon,” an hour-long piece, was undimmed, and while the choreography was confusing and sometimes hackneyed, the dancers were spectacular to watch and there were some breathtaking moments of daring and beauty.

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