First Week of Production in Havana

I have been in Havana for a week. The performers, orchestra and chorus have been rehearsing diligently.

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First day of lighting installation, front of School of Plastic Arts.

Director Charles Chemin is working wonders with creative concepts to present the work outdoors, site-specific, at the Art Schools. This will be a very special, one-of-a-kind production. It supports the story and the music, and takes both to a higher level of imagination and dramatic power.

Robin Chemin is preparing amazing costumes. She began working on them in Paris, her home, and is finishing them onsite.

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Wardrobe designer, Robin Chemin.

The stage is built, the lights are in, wardrobe is being sewn, sets are arriving from the shop — it’s all coming together for opening night May 21.

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A fearless electrician hangs lights.

 

 

 

 

 

Getting things done in Cuba with proper materials in a timely manner is a challenge. Our team comes with terrific talent — problem-solvers who make things happen.