Before conquering Europe, the Colombian Ballet Tierra company will perform in the capital Bogota on October 26, 27 and 28.
The company’s maestro Fernando Urbina Chuquin, who will turn 33 during the tour, is said to be dedicated to his art and Colombia’s folklore and has worked on hundreds of shows, earning him awards and acclaim in countries throughout Europe and Asia, as well as across the Americas.
The performances in the capital will allegedly incorporate artistic influences from the Afro-Bolivian Saya, a form of dance and music from Bolivia, reported Radio Santa Fe.
The company will also be performing a rendition of the African dance developed in Cuba called “Las Chancletas” (the slippers) whereupon the performers make music with their wooden sandals in honor of the slaves that created the art.
After the performances in Bogota, the company will go on to major festivals in France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands among other countries in what will be their 20th international tour under the direction of Urbina Chuquin.