The Retazos Dance Theater Company was created in Havana in January 1987 by the choreographer and professor Isabel Bustos Romoleroux.

This artistic initiative was born of the necessity to find, through a natural and daily gesture, a language able to express contradictions and good and bad decisions of our times. Bustos invents an intimate language from a creative Avant Garde and a singular scenic projection.

Retazos expresses in a reflective dance, unpredictable and vital that with its images and gestures reveals a path into the Latin American spirituality.

Retazos participated in our Cultural Evolution series in 2013 for Havana Love Affair and the IdeaFestival!

Community Work

Retazos intends to maintain its social work with children in the community through workshops that allow the knowledge and practice of artistic activities related to the Performing and Visual Arts, seeking a way to link art to the social context, teaching workshops that encourage solidarity and harmonious coexistence among the children of the community through recreation and arts learning.


*Help kids to know and recognize your body and your horizons
*Teach kids to become aware of individual and collective space
*Encourage kids to interact with other children creating spaces for meeting and exchanging creative experiences
*Develop their imagination by incorporating elements and objects to his/ her artistic practice
*Create a show from their bodily and imaginative experiences as a result of the knowledge acquired at the workshops

Workshops with children

“Image and movement” – Dance (Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
“Hands imagination and movement” – Painting (Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
“Teatro hands’ – paper mache
“Movement and animation in the film” – visual entertainment
“Word and movement” – Stories

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