Beginning this weekend, the sixth annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music will pay tribute to Cuban and Caribbean dance and music. This year, the festival turns its focus to New Orleans and Haiti, “[paying] homage to the concept of evolution through displacement.”

The first weekend will focus on companies hailing from New Orleans, Haiti, and New York. Afoutayi, a dance company from Haiti (with performers who have relocated to the US following the earthquake), will share the stage with Ase Dance Theatre Collective (from Brooklyn) and Kumbuka African Drum & Dance Collective from New Orleans. The following weekend includes Bay Area-based companies Las Que Son Son (Cuban Rumba), Los Lupe

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Becca Klarin writes about dance. Her first stage role was at the age of four, where she dressed in a brightly colored bumble bee tutu and black patent leather taps shoes. She remembers bright lights and spinning in circles with her eleven other bees, but nothing more. Becca also has an affinity for things beginning with the letter "P", including Pizzetta 211, Fort Point, pilates, parsvakonasana, and plies.

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