Tom Gold Dance at the International Ballet Festival Of Havana
Tom Gold Dance Tour to Cuba
The program included George Balanchine’s Apollo, Twyla Tharp’s Junk Duet with music by Bang on a Can as well as Tom Gold’s Gershwin Preludes and his Tango Fanatsie.
Simone Messner, Tiler Peck, Abi Stafford, Robert Fairchild, Stephen Hanna, Adrian Danchig Waring, Amanda Hankes, Likolani Brown and Gretchen Smith.
Tom Gold Dance
Tom Gold Dance was founded in 2007 by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold. Since 1999, Mr. Gold had been organizing groups of dancers for brief tours abroad, and as his career at NYCB drew to a close, he decided to put more energy into these tours. He envisioned Tom Gold Dance as a core group of dancers who would be based in New York but would perform internationally. His goal was to give these dancers the opportunity to perform new works created specifically for them, as well as established ballets that they might not otherwise have a chance to take on. Tom Gold Dance has since performed in France, Spain, Israel, Bermuda, and Italy.
International Ballet Festival of Havana
The International Ballet Festival of Havana (Festival de Ballet de La Habana), is a ballet festival held in the Great Theater of Havana, Cuba every two years. Created in 1960 by a joint effort of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the Instituto Nacional de la Industria Turística and the cultural organizations of the government, the International Ballet Festival of Havana was added to the plans of massive diffusion of arts started after the popular Cuban revolution on January 1, 1959.