Soy de Cuba: Viva la Vida! in spring 2022 at the Le 13ème Art theater

Published by Laura B., Manon C. · Published on 2 December 2021 at 15h53
Cuban company Soy de Cuba is back this spring 2022. They will perform they "Viva la vida!" show from April 12 to May 15, 2022 at the Le 13ème Art theater.

In June 2021, when show venues eventually reopened, the Soy de Cuba company was one of the first to perform in Paris, as the Casino de Paris with their show, Viva la Vida! A show that will be performed from April 12 to May 15, 2022 at the Le 13ème Art theater.

Led by 14 Cuban dancers and a live orchestra including six musicians and two singers, Soy de Cuba are back on stage. All they need to delight Cuban music, dance and culture fans.

In 2017, the story of the show was based on dancer Ayala Yanetsy Morejon’s life, performing her own character: she was leaving the tobacco plantations in Viñales to join Havana on her own and devotes herself to her passion.

In this brand-new show, Ayala’s life changes when she meets a young boxer, Oscar, who works at the cigar factory (played by Osmani Montero Hernandez, who won the Cuban Dance With the Stars in 2018). Two opposite futures dance and love will reunite.

Over the colorful scenes and wild dance, Viva la Vida! provides a panorama of the Cuban music and legendary dances: Rumba, Salsa, Mambo, Chacha-Cha and Reggaeton.

Our review:

Soy de Cuba takes us straight to Havana thanks to Latin music and dancing.

Mambo, salsa, rumba... and even tap dance to the music of batucadas are to be expected throughout the show going all out. Sometimes to rousing music, and sometimes to more melancholic melodies. Music played and sung live by an orchestra on stage alongside dancers.

Backgrounds mix elements found on stage and screenings - of quality - giving some depth to the decor, representing the streets of the capital, and box rings. For Cuba being a land for boxing, here, the noble art holds a very important spot. Elements of this sport are staged and choreographed.

Costumes are simple: (almost) no glitter, these are outfits one could see in the Havana streets. The whole paired with colorful lights.

Ready for a one-way to Cuba without a stopover?


Show seen in June 2021

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 12 April 2022 to 15 May 2022

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    Location

    30 Avenue d'Italie
    75013 Paris 13

    Access
    Métro Place d'Italie

    Prices
    €39 - €59

    Official website
    le13emeart.com

    More informations
    Du mardi au samedi à 21h.
    Matinées samedi et dimanche à 17h.

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