Ballet Folklórico Cutumba

Dance in Santiago de Cuba

The Ballet Folklórico Cutumba is an offshoot of the Oriente group formed in 1976. You can usually see them rehearsing at their HQ, the Teatro Galaxia from 9am to 1pm, Tuesday to Friday.

The 55-strong troupe perform such dances as the tumba francesa, columbia, gagá, guaguancó, tajona and conga oriental. It's one of the finest programs of its kind in Cuba and has toured the world from New York to New Zealand.