Saturday, October 24, 2015

It's Been A Long Time

Yes, it has been a long time since visitors from Cuba traveled freely to the U.S. Fifty four years to be exact. So, I was excited to attend to a lecture at Texas Christian University  to hear a talks by three visiting dignitaries from Havana.

One of the visitors Dr. Miguel Cabrera is the official historian at the Institute of the Arts for the Cuban National Ballet, and  founder of the Havana Museum of  Dance. His talk was in Spanish, with a translator, but he was warmly received and gave us a glimpse into the world renowned National Ballet of Cuba.
Performances are on the main stage of the beautiful Palace of Galician Centre (above), which seats 1,500 people.
I didn't realize until I got home, that the only snapshot I took of Dr. Cabrera had him drinking a glass of water (gentleman far left). The lecture is one  of several offered to Continuing Education students at T.C.U.

It was a nice surprise that following the talk we were offered a  Cuban dinner by a Caribbean restaurant in the area that serves authentic Cuban Cuisine.


  1. The embargo has gone on far too long- it's a good thing that it is coming to a close. Canadians have traveled to Cuba for many years.

  2. I would like to visit Cuba before it changes too much

  3. Dearest Janey,
    Well that was both very interesting and educational. One wants to really learn from their culture and experiences.
    We have Cuban friends that came from there.

  4. So nice they are at last able to travel abroad.

  5. This is the kind of lecture and event that I really love.