In the morning of our second day in 

Habana Cuba

with

The Joyce Theater Travel Program

http://www.joyce.org/

we visited the rehearsal space 

of

Ballet Lizt Alfonso Cuba

as part of our

A Look at Dance in Cuba

It is located in Old Habana

It was an interesting walk

perfectly safe

but our first visit to old Habana

Ballet Lizt Alfonso Cuba

is a mix of classic ballet

and 

classic Afro-Spanish Cuban

They all smiled

and

looked like they were having fun

Classic

a true mix of styles

note the shoes

Next

almost ballet/Cuban/tap

As part of our visit to Habana Cuba

with

The Joyce Theater Travel Program

http://www.joyce.org/

we were invited to a reception at

The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba

http://www.aflfc.org/eng/whoweare/ludwig.html 

From the web site

"The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC) 

is an autonomous, non-governmental and non-profit institution based in Havana 

created to protect and promote contemporary 

Cuban artists and culture, 

develop research works and 

new technologies applied to the artistic fie

The theme of our visit

to Habana Cuba

with

The Joyce Theater Travel Program

http://www.joyce.org/

was

A Look at Dance in Cuba

to this end we attended

two different rehearsals a day

and a classic ballet in the evening

Cuban dance or danzon

has it roots in African and Spanish culture

National Folkloric Company

is steeped

in that tradition

Our first lunch 

with

The Joyce Theater Travel Group

our sponsors in Cuba

was at

PaladarLa Moraleja

a paladar/privately owned restaurant

in the Vedado section of Habana

http://www.lamoraleja-cuba.com/es

Like many it is behind 

the owners home

The entrance

A mojito

at every stop

taro fritters and 

plantain with duck

lobster with 

black beans and rice

dessert

Cuban Cafe

the walk 

back to the street

a view from the bus

On our first night

with 

The Joyce Theater Travel Group,

our sponsors in Cuba,

our dinner spot

was

Paladar La Moraleja

paladars are privately owned

versus state run

It is located on the 

second floor

Our first mojito

the local

"dark" beer

octopus, taro fritters

salad

we also had a lamb stew

shrimp in a cream sauce

lamb, yucca fries, lamb stew

dessert

And home again

This fall my Pal and I joined a group from 

The Joyce Theater, NYC for 

their trip to Havana Cuba. 

http://www.joyce.org/the-experience/joyce-theater-travel-program/

It was a fabulous trip. 

We were a group of 16. 

Our Cuban guide and bus driver could not have been better. 

We attended 2 dance rehearsals during the day and

a classic ballet performance each night,

plus lunch and a dinner at a different restaurant each day, courtesy of the Cuban government.

This fall my Pal and I joined a group from 

The Joyce Theater, NYC 

for their trip to Havana Cuba.

http://www.joyce.org/the-experience/joyce-theater-travel-program/

It was a fabulous trip. 

We were a group of 16. 

Our Cuban guide and bus driver could not have been better. 

We attended 2 dance rehearsals during the day and

a classic ballet performance each night,

plus lunch and a dinner at a different restaurant each day, courtesy of the Cuban government.

Just lovely

The park

Anacaona Wine and Tapas Bar

our breakfast spot

The lobby

Our room

From our room

The Mezzanine Bar

The front walk

A front window

This fall my Pal and I joined a group from The Joyce Theater, NYC for their trip to Havana Cuba.

http://www.joyce.org/the-experience/joyce-theater-travel-program/

It was a fabulous trip. 

We were a group of 16. 

Our Cuban guide and bus driver could not have been better. 

We attended 2 dance rehearsals during the day and

a classic ballet performance each night,

plus lunch and a dinner at a different restaurant each day, courtesy of the Cuban government.

This fall my Pal and I joined a group from The Joyce Theater, NYC for their trip to Havana Cuba. 

program/http://www.joyce.org/the-experience/joyce-theater-travel-

It was a fabulous trip. 

We were a group of 16. 

Our Cuban guide and bus driver could not have been better. 

We attended 2 dance rehearsals during the day and

a classic ballet performance each night,

plus lunch and a dinner at a different restaurant each day, courtesy of the Cuban government.
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