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The Cuban choreographer pioneered ballet in the United Kingdom

After several months of working with the cast of the British company, Reinoso made the first act of the show, based on the work of the rock group Black Sabbath, one of the legendary music groups of that country, introduced in an official note from the format. directed by Carlos Acosta.

The show also features creations by choreographers Cassi Abranches and Pontus Lidberg.

From the western province of Pinar del Río, Reinoso began his dance studies at the “Raúl Sánchez García” Vocational Art School in 2002, and in 2005 he began training at the National Art School.

In the first year of this teaching, he performed his first choreography Déjame ser yo, and participated in several editions of the Dance of the Urban Landscapes Festival “Old Havana: City in Motion”, organized by the teacher Isabel Bustos.

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Then, in 2009 he joined the cast of Cuban Contemporary Dance, under the direction of maestro Miguel Iglesias.

With that company he performed on stages in Colombia, Holland, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

His repertoire includes Sombrisa, by Itzik Galili; Demo-N/ Crazy, by Rafael Bonachela; Carmina Burana, MeKniksmo, Mambo 3XXI, Identidad- 1 and Matria Etnocentra, by George Céspedes; Carmen, by Kenneth Kvarntrom; Reversible, by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; Cristal, by Julio César Iglesias; Cuban Tangos, by Billy Cowie; Compass, by Jan Linkens, and others.

Under the advice of Cuban choreographer Jorge Abril, he performed one of the leading roles in CC Canillitas, an anthological work from the Contemporary Dance of Cuba collection.

His demonstrated skills led him to choreograph Luwas (2014) and Diciembre (2015) for the National Ballet of Cuba.

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Since 2015 he has been a member of Acosta Danza, and as a dancer he has choreographed The Crossing over the Niagara and Cor, by Marianela Boán; Carmen, Don Quixote (scenes) and Tocororo Suite, by Carlos Acosta; Babbel 2.0 and Nijinsky’s Leap, by María Rovira; Hokiri, by Mickael Marso Riviere and Rooster, by Christopher Bruce.

Added to this is Paysage, soudain, la nuit, by Pontus Lidberg; Interpreted World, by Juliano Nunes; The death of the swan, recreation from the original by Mijaíl Fokin; Majísimo, by Jorge García; Soledad, by Rafael Bonachela; There is nothing around and Llamada, by Goyo Montero; From top to bottom, by Alexis Fernández (Maca); Twelve, by Jorge Crecis and Avium, by Ely Regina Hernández.

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As a choreographer he created Anadromous, a piece premiered in April 2016 in Havana, and it was part of Carlos Acosta’s show “A Classical Farawell”, presented on stages in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong .

Together with Beatriz García he performed the duet Nos, which was promoted by Acosta Danza. With this choreography he performed at the Fire Island Dance Festival 2017, in New York.

In 2018 he premiered Satori, a piece that won the Villanueva Prize from the Association of Stage Critics as one of the best shows presented in Cuba in 2018, in addition to gaining the Choreography Prize from the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac) in 2019.

Raúl Reinoso premiered his work ‘Liberto’ in 2022.

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