The Oshun Wings Showdance
"A Taste of Afrocuban"
Choreography by: Maritza Rosales Chávez
Scene Director: Willy Arroyo
Presented by: D’Wilfri DanceArt and Entertainment
Saturday May 25th,2013 at 7:30pm
At: The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of The Canyons
Classification: Dance : Cuban folklore, Dance of Lounges, Modern, Neoclassicist, Contemporary and Varieties.
Introduction: Oshun one of 7 Orishas (gods) or potency, more important of the Yoruba religion (in the current Nigeria) Africa on where was worshiped. After the arrival of the first African slaves to Cuba in 1512 up to nowadays it continues representing the roots of a magical town, mystical people, giving like turned out the merger of two essential roots, proceeding from Spain and from Africa in which both are characterized by the multiculturalism contributing the best thing of each one to the Cuban culture.
Oshun turned into the image of the mother boss, protector and adored for African and Cuban. In this showdance, Oshun is the representation of two cultures dance enthusiasts, the music and for conquering the hearts of all those who see and feel it, it is the reflex of the maternity, creation, sweetness, faith, love for his children, light, hope, beauty, femininity and force, goddess of the rivers, creator of the love the union and the peace between peoples and men. The Wings symbolize education, advices that it transmits to all her children, to acquire the necessary experience and to continue a conceived way, which prepares her children to do more fortresses and better.
To reach The Wings and to obtain them, it is the gift for the merits reached with character of struggle and constant effort to go out forward before any situation and obstacle, without never forgetting the love that motivates us to know who we are, where we come from and towards where we go, this showdance turns into a big message of love, positivism and human improvement making clear well, that the dreams and goals are fulfilled and they turn into a way full of prosperity, plenty, charity and balance into the love, for the homeland, for the children, family, couple and especially the faith. The principal topic of this showdance “The Love ".
In this showdance there will appear the diversity of the Cuban culture and roots as it is in the music, we will find a scale of rhythms and styles that you never thought to listen, we can mention some examples like they are the African Yoruba, Stick, Against Dance, Danzón, Cuban Son, Guaguanco, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, we can mention many more rhythms and styles that generated and were the base of all the modern rhythms that have originated and that we know nowadays, as one of the most popular, " Salsa ". The are so many creative styles and dance movements that they will not reach on the totality of this exhibition, the audience will be delighted and enjoy in fullness a variety of movements that raise unspeakable desires and spirits for dance, awakening deeply a curiosity to know about these incredible Cuban rhythms.
This Showdance will highlight some of the features and endosincracia characterized by the Cuban, love born lover of poetry, sense of humor, the passion with which they deliver to the life, they are outgoing friendly and festive character, Cubans celebrate any time on their lives. Within interpretations we'll have fable characters as zum-zum (hummingbird) and the peacock symbol of the nature, beauty, link between man and the same, respect and balance of the earth, also we will have the interpretation of the mystical and religious characters, representing as 7 potency of the pantheon Yoruba Orishas known as (gods) and this girl (a young woman) real character whom we will follow in the whole showdance involved in a magic world, mystical and religious searching The Oshun Wings and to find the real love. This Show will make us laugh, dance, cry, and listen the rhythms and learn the traditions of Cuban peoples and his real essence.