Cuban Ballet

Time: 13:27

Lester Tomé, associate professor of dance, wants to shine a light on how ballet has become a truly international dance form. Focusing on Cuba as a detailed case study, he pushes his scholarly analysis beyond the Eurocentric models of ballet to highlight the experience of Cuban dancers, choreographers and teachers. Professor Tomé’s research on the Cuban ballet has been funded through fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. His book on the topic is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Subscribe to all of the Smith Profcast podcast episodes on iTunes